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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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
24 meatballs
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine pork sausage and spicy pork sausage together in a bowl using your hands. Form mixture into meatballs, about 1 tablespoon each.

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  • 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).

  • 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.

  • 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

202 calories; protein 10.6g 21% DV; carbohydrates 8.3g 3% DV; fat 13.9g 21% DV; cholesterol 35.2mg 12% DV; sodium 555.8mg 22% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (5)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2017
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 flakes. Read More
(5)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
11/11/2019
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 vinegar but it didn't help much. I like testing new ingredients & applications and think this recipe was a good idea but it's just not for me. Sorry. Read More
6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
01/16/2017
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 flakes. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2017
I made it exactly as it reads. Very easy & very tasty. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2019
So easy and so good!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/25/2019
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. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
11/11/2019
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 vinegar but it didn't help much. I like testing new ingredients & applications and think this recipe was a good idea but it's just not for me. Sorry. Read More
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