Thursday, October 21, 2010

Meatballs

     My mom always made meatballs for our birthday parties or on Christmas Day when we just have lots of snack foods sitting around. I've had a lot of different flavors, but I always thought hers were the best. I called and asked how to make them the other day and she says, "half a bottle of Sweet Baby Rays and half a jar Apple Jelly." Sounds healthy right? No wonder they taste so good.
     I've been trying to limit my intake of sugars, salts, and fats, so I had to think of a different way to make these but still taste similar to what I remember. BBQ sauce has a lot of added sugars and salt, but it doesn't have to. I made homemade BBQ sauce for my "healthier" meatballs and they turned out delicious.

1 bag turkey meatballs (or make your own)
1 (8oz) can tomato sauce
2 Tbl vinegar
1 tsp worcestershire sauce
1 tsp brown mustard
1 tsp parsley
1/8 tsp pepper
1/8 tsp garlic powder
3 Tbl Simply Fruit Apricot (or apple jelly)
  • Cook meatballs according to package directions (or make your own)
  • Combine all remaining ingredients for sauce. 
  • Pour sauce over meatballs and heat to boiling.
  • Reduce to low until ready to serve.
Meatballs

    2 comments:

    1. sweet baby ray's and apple jelly!? Yes, sounds oddly addicting, actually. Yours sound great, too ;)

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    2. It is really good...and addicting.

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