Meatballs a L'Orange

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

Great for parties and pot-lucks. These can easily be made in advance and gently reheated before serving.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a mixing bowl, beat together egg and 1/2 cup water.
  3. Blend in the beef, bread crumbs, salt, horseradish, and waterchestnuts; do not overblend, or meatballs will end up tough.
  4. Shape mixture into balls about 3/4" diameter and place on a foil lined cookie sheet.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until lightly browned.
  6. Meanwhile, make sauce by mixing marmalade, garlic, soy sauce, lemon juice and water in a saucepan; heat slowly, stirring often.
  7. Place cooked meatballs in a serving dish and cover with sauce; stir gently to coat meatballs thoroughly.
Most Helpful

This is a great recipe - very nice combination of unique flavors. Don't skimp on the wtaer chestnuts - they add nice texture. I made it by the book, so no suggestions needed for improvement. I am going to try it in the form of mini-meat loaves for a dinner entree.

Melinda Sontgerath January 01, 2003

Five stars!!! These were SO delicious!! I used ground turkey and they turned out great. Very moist and juicy! The horseradish was subtle and flavorful with the orange. The water chestnuts had a great crunch and were a great change from onions! Absolutely wonderful recipe! Thanks!

Chef*Lee February 20, 2008

Fantastic! I made these for an open house and they were a big hit.. mine turned out a bit less firm than I'd imagined but I suppose practice makes perfect. Thanks!!

Kitchen Witchery October 11, 2003