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A moist rich tasting meatball with a smooth creamy sauce that get devoured every time. I have served these over buttered noodles or made double batches and bought to potluck dinners and they disappear.I have used ground turkey and it works nicely too!
- 1 1⁄2 lbs ground beef
- 1 egg
- 1⁄2 cup milk
- 1 1⁄2 cups herb seasoned stuffing mix (crumbs or croutons)
- 2⁄3 cup thick applesauce
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped onions (may use dehydrated minced onion)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄8 teaspoon pepper
- 1⁄4 teaspoon sage
- 1 (10 1/2 ounce) can cream of celery soup
- 1⁄2 cup water
- Beat egg and milk add stuffing. Stir till smooth with fork. Add meat, applesauce, sage, onions, salt and pepper. Blend gently do not overwork. Form 24 meatballs. Arrange in a nice casserole dish or glass baking dish. Blend soup and water well. Pour over the meatballs. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
What a delicious dish!! It was so easy to prepare. I took it to a potluck and it disappeared so quickly, people wanted the recipe and were suprised to find that it had applesauce in it. I would definitely make again.