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Spicy Barbecue Meatballs

Yield: 60 appetizers


1-1/2 pounds ground turkey breast or
   96% 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 can (8 ounces) unsalted tomato sauce
3 tablespoons honey
3 tablespoons spicy mustard
1-1/4 teaspoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoon Tabasco pepper sauce


1. 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.

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

3. 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.

Nutritional Facts (per Appetizer)
Calories: 24
Fat: 0.2 g
Protein: 3.3 g
Cholesterol: 7 mg
Fiber: 0.2 g
Sodium: 35 mg

Recipe from:

Fat-Free Holiday Recipes
by Sandra Woodruff, RD
Front Cover by Envision/Steven Mark Needham
$13.95 (Paperback)
Avery Publishing Group
ISBN: 0-89529-629-2
Recipe reprinted by permission.


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