Spicy Barbecue Meatballs

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Source: Fat-Free Holiday Recipes, Sandra Woodruff, R.D., 1995

Serving size: 1 meatball w/sauce

  • 1-1/2 pounds lean ground turkey or 95% lean ground beef
  • 3/4 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons crushed fresh garlic
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons beef bouillon granules
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 (8 oz.) can no-salt-added tomato sauce
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons spicy mustard
  • 1-1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Tabasco pepper sauce

Combine the meatball ingredients in a medium-sized bowl, and mix thoroughly. Coat a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Shape the meatball mixture into 60 (1-inch) balls, and place the meatballs on the baking sheet.

Bake the meatballs at 350 degrees F for about 25 minutes, or until thoroughly cooked. Transfer the meatballs to a chafing dish or heated casserole to keep warm.

Combine the sauce ingredients in a small saucepan, and simmer over medium-low heat just until hot. Pour the sauce over the meatballs, toss gently to mix, and serve. Makes 60 appetizers.

Nutrient analysis per meatball with sauce: 24 calories, 0g fat, 7 mg cholesterol, 35mg sodium