Simply Filling and Core Recipes - Recipe of the Day: Sweet & Saucy Meatballs

05-11-2005, 10:03 AM
I've posted this before, but it's been a while. So this one is for our newbies...

Sweet 'n' Saucy Meatballs

Serving Size : 5

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1 pound very lean ground beef
1 egg
1/2 cup quick cooking oats (Mom uses more oats, and more spices in the beef)
1 1/2 cups water
1 1/4 cups ketchup
1 cup Splenda

In a bowl, combine beef and egg. Sprinkle with oats; mix well.

Shape into 1 1/2 inch balls.

Place in a lightly greased 11 X 7 X 2 baking dish.

Combine water, ketchup and sugar; pour over meatballs.

Bake, uncovered, at 350 for 40-50 min or till meat is no longer pink.

Serve over barley, brown rice, or couscous (or Minute Rice for the kids)

"easy to prepare"

05-11-2005, 10:28 AM
angie, i copied this recipe the other day and made some. dh loves them!!!! he sat around eating them for snacks. thanks for sharing.

05-11-2005, 11:47 AM
That's funny. My dh loves them too. He asks for them at least once a week, it seems!


05-11-2005, 01:56 PM
Is it just me or does this recipe seem awfully "sweet"? I usually try to use Atkin sf ketchup - not sure if I could add a cup of splenda? I suppose the cola/ketchup mixture could be poured over the meatballs instead? I think I would prefer that.

How sweet are these things? (candy


05-11-2005, 02:52 PM
They're not super sweet - they're more tangy. It probably depends on your ketchup. I'd say they're a little less sweet than sweet and sour sauce. If you wanted, I'm sure you could use less sweetener, or make them cola meatballs instead.