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Sweet ‘n’ Spicy Meatballs

You'll usually find a batch of these meatballs in my freezer. The slightly sweet sauce nicely complements the spicy pork sausage. —Genie Brown, Roanoke, Virginia
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min.
  • Makes
    about 4 dozen


  • 2 pounds bulk spicy pork sausage
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger


  • In a large bowl, combine sausage and egg. Shape into 1-in. balls. Place on a greased rack in a shallow baking pan. Bake at 400° for 15-20 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°; drain.
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until sugar is dissolved.
  • Transfer meatballs to a 3-qt. slow cooker. Add the sauce and stir gently to coat. Cover and keep warm on low until serving.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 70 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 200mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 0.500 starch, 0.500 fat.

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  • bellis13
    Jul 30, 2013

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    Mar 30, 2013

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  • eli05
    Dec 5, 2011

    I used beef meatballs and this came out okay. It wasn't wonderful but it wasn't terrible

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    Oct 11, 2011

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  • todgham
    Dec 27, 2010

    Very good