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Applesauce Meatballs


Meatballs are a family favorite. Very moist. The applesauce adds a bit of sweetness.

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  • 2 pounds finely ground lean beef
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs (I use seasoned breadcrumbs)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 can (16-ounce or less) unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup grated onion
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2/3 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup water


Cooking time 120mins


Step 1

Combine all ingredients except ketchup and water. Mix lightly. Form into 16 balls (or size of your choosing). You can brown the balls in hot vegetable oil (I usually skip this step.) Place meatballs in baking dish. Combine ketchup and water; pour over meatballs. You can make more sauce if desired.
Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 1 to 1-1/2 hours.


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