Applesauce Meatballs Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Applesauce Meatballs Recipe
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Applesauce Meatballs

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"This was my mother's standard dinner recipe for guests. These meatballs are juicy and packed with flavor! They go great with scalloped potatoes as a side dish."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 10 mins
  • READY IN

    1 hr 35 mins

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Combine applesauce, egg, bread crumbs, and salt and pepper, with ground beef; mix until well blended. (This is best done by hand.) Form mixture into medium-sized meatballs, and roll in flour.
  3. Heat 1 teaspoon of oil in a large skillet over medium high or high heat. Cook meatballs, turning occasionally, until evenly browned but not cooked through. Transfer to a baking dish and set aside.
  4. In the same skillet, partially cook the carrots and onions over medium high heat. Add tomato juice, season to taste with salt and pepper, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer for 5 minutes, then pour over meatballs.
  5. Cook, covered, in the preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until carrots are tender and meatballs are cooked through. Cook uncovered for 10 minutes before removing from the oven.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 20, 2008

My grandmother made a recipe very similiar to this, although she used a can of condensed tomato soup/can water instead of the tomato juice. And no carrots, but I'm sure they'd be good too.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 25, 2011

The taste was ok...nothing fantastically woderful or anything. They did not stay together very well during cooking and serving.

 

15 Ratings

Aug 10, 2006

I am surprised at the other reviews, I have made this meatballs twice and my wife loves them. So does her friends.

 
Apr 15, 2010

This was really good! The flavor was completely unexpected, but delightful. not my absolute favorite but my husband and kids loved it! Great spin on a classic recipe.

 
Apr 20, 2007

These were very good. Not quite 5 star material though.

 
Jul 28, 2006

The meatballs did not hold together very well, although dusting them with flour did make them brown nicely. The taste was very bland also. Would not recommend this at all.

 
Sep 02, 2006

Loved this recipe. Delicious flavour and freezes well.

 
Feb 23, 2007

I made this recipe with ground turkey, and they were delicious. A healthy meal for my toddler!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 519 kcal
  • 26%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 56.9 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol
  • 104 mg
  • 35%
  • Fat
  • 20.2 g
  • 31%
  • Fiber
  • 5.8 g
  • 23%
  • Protein
  • 28.3 g
  • 57%
  • Sodium
  • 1086 mg
  • 43%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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