sweet & sour {turkey} meatballs

first, check out this recipe for strawberry rhubarb buttermilk pudding cake.  i didn't post it here because, well, .... obviously.

okay, back on topic. growing up my mom made yummy swedish meatballs with ground beef and la choy sweet and sour sauce.  so delicious served over steaming hot rice!  i'm guessing the recipe came from the lion house cookbook and rather than making sweet & sour sauce from scratch as the recipe suggests, my mom always used the bottled stuff that i personally really love (especially with deep fried chicken fingers, shhh).  i stuck with her alternative too but changed a few other things to try a create a slightly healthier version.  maybe it worked, maybe it didn't.  either way, i don't feel at all bad as i watch my kids gobble these up and ask for seconds.

go ahead and give this recipe a try.  i think you'll really enjoy it. and if you're not excited about bottled sauce, feel free to make your very own sweet and sour sauce beforehand.  otherwise, for a quick and delicious weeknight meal that your family will love, give this version a try.

sweet & sour {turkey} meatballs
1.5 lb ground turkey
1/4 cup skim milk
3/4 cup oats
1 egg & 1 egg white, beaten
1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
1 tsp salt
1 tsp worcestershire sauce
1 (10 oz) bottle la choy sweet & sour sauce

mix it all together!  i use my hands because it's so much easier.  do what you will!
form meatballs.  this will make 12 large meatballs to fit into a 9" square baking dish or 16 smaller meatballs to fit into normal casserole dish (what is that size, 9x13? you know what i'm talking about).  

bake uncovered in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes.
serve with warm rice and veggie on the side.

{i realized after i'd already started eating that i didn't take a photo so excuse the quality}

serves approximately 6

Nutrition Facts
sweet & sour meatballs
Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Total Fat8.6g
      Saturated Fat1.8g
      Trans Fat0g
      Dietary Fiber1.4g
Vitamin A 0%Vitamin C 2%
Calcium    2%Iron 13%

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