Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Octoberfest Meatballs

Octoberfest Meatballs

  • 16 ounces extra-lean ground sirloin or turkey breast
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon apple pie spice
  • 1 (10 3/4-ounce) can reduced-fat tomato soup
  • 1 teapsoon dried onion flakes
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes

Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray an 8-by-8-inch baking dish with butter-flavored cooking spray.

In a large bowl, combine meat, applesauce, graham cracker crumbs and apple pie spice. Form into 12 (2-inch) meatballs. Place meatballs in prepared baking dish.

In a small bowl, combine tomato soup, onion flakes and parsely flakes. Spoon soup mixture evenly over meatballs. Cover and bake for 45 to 50 minutes.

For each serving, place 2 meatballs on a plate and evenly spoon sauce mixture over top.

Serves six.

Source: Comfort Foods Made Fast and Healthy, by Healthy Exchanges, King Features Syndicated, Inc. Printed in Tidbits®

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