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Easy Appetizer Meatballs

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"Only two ingredients create a great twist on a familiar and favorite appetizer. These are best if they are heated for a while before serving, as the juice will turn into a bit of a glaze."
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30 m servings 202
Original recipe yields 12 servings (24 meatballs)


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  1. Combine pork sausage and spicy pork sausage together in a bowl using your hands. Form mixture into meatballs, about 1 tablespoon each.
  2. Fry meatballs in a skillet over medium heat until browned and completely cooked through, 15 to 20 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).
  3. Transfer meatballs to a large bowl and add 1/2 of the orange juice concentrate; gently toss to coat, adding more if needed to completely coat.
  4. Put meatballs in a slow cooker and add the remaining orange juice concentrate; turn on Low setting to keep warm before serving.


  • Variations:
  • Finely chop 2 tablespoons of fresh mint and blend in when adding the juice concentrate.
  • Add 3 tablespoons finely minced red onion. This is also good with the mint.
  • If you really like it spicy, add red pepper flakes to taste.
  • Add 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar and 2 to 3 tablespoons cider vinegar depending upon taste, for more of a sweet and sour flavor.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 202 calories; 13.9 8.3 10.6 35 556 Full nutrition

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There is a major problem with this recipe, you just can't stop at eating a couple of these addictive meatballs. I will definitely make these again and per the footnotes add some red pepper flake...

I made it exactly as it reads. Very easy & very tasty.

I followed the directions but doubled the recipe. It turned out to taste & smell overwhelmingly like orange juice. So I chose one of the listed optional additions of brown sugar & apple cider vi...

So easy and so good!!

Turned out pretty good. I would have liked them to cook a tad bit longer in the sauce before serving. That was my error. Everybody really liked them.