Rating: 4 stars
16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1

This was my mother's standard dinner recipe for guests. These meatballs are juicy and packed with flavor! They go great with scalloped potatoes as a side dish.

Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
1 hr 10 mins
total:
1 hr 35 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Combine applesauce, egg, bread crumbs, and salt and pepper, with ground beef; mix until well blended. (This is best done by hand.) Form mixture into medium-sized meatballs, and roll in flour.

  • Heat 1 teaspoon of oil in a large skillet over medium high or high heat. Cook meatballs, turning occasionally, until evenly browned but not cooked through. Transfer to a baking dish and set aside.

  • In the same skillet, partially cook the carrots and onions over medium high heat. Add tomato juice, season to taste with salt and pepper, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer for 5 minutes, then pour over meatballs.

  • Cook, covered, in the preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until carrots are tender and meatballs are cooked through. Cook uncovered for 10 minutes before removing from the oven.

Nutrition Facts

519 calories; protein 28.3g; carbohydrates 56.9g; fat 20.2g; cholesterol 103.6mg; sodium 1085.6mg. Full Nutrition
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