Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Anyone out there Seahawks fans?  How about the Patriots?  We are not Seahawk or Patriot fans at our house, but we do love football (my husband especially), and The Super Bowl is one of the few times a year when we invite people over…which means we need to have good food to serve.  My husband has a few staples that he insists has to be included at any super bowl party – of course none of them are healthy, so I make his staples (by making, I mean I buy, none of them require any preparation) and then include some of my healthy snacks (I don’t want to miss out on good food).

Sweet and Sour Meatballs

This year, I wanted to add some new and different snacks to our super bowl party, so I started doing some experiments in the kitchen, and I found a winner!  These Sweet and Sour Meatballs are super flavorful, easy to make, healthy, gluten free, and perfect to serve as a finger food/appetizer…but they are also awesome to make for dinner (I had them for dinner 3 nights in a row).

I used ground turkey when I made these, but I am sure ground beef or chicken would work as well.  

Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Sweet and Sour Meatballs
Serves 4
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
25 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
25 min
For the Meatballs
  1. 1 pound ground turkey (beef or chicken would work as well)
  2. 1/2 cup oats, roughly ground (I stuck in the blender for a few seconds)
  3. 2 eggs, whipped
  4. 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  5. 1 tsp salt
  6. 1/2 tsp pepper
  7. 2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
For the Sauce
  1. 1 cup apple juice
  2. 1/4 cup liquid aminos (soy sauce or tamari can be substituted)
  3. 2 Tbsp coconut sugar
  4. 1 Tbsp arrowroot powder
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  2. Combine all of the ingredients for the meatballs in a large bowl
  3. Roll into 20 balls and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper
  4. Bake for 25-35 minutes or until cooked through
  5. While the meatballs are baking combine all the ingredients for the sauce in a small bowl
  6. Add to a medium sized sauce pan over medium heat
  7. Allow to come to a boil while stirring frequently
  8. Reduce the heat and allow to reduce and thicken and then remove from heat
  9. Once the meatballs are done, coat them with the sauce and serve
Notes
  1. The serving size is for a dinner sized portion
Nutritional Information (using lean ground turkey)
  1. Calories: 251 Fat: 4 grams Carbs: 22 grams Protein: 35 grams
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