Mom's Applesauce Meatballs

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by Julesong

A childhood favorite, whenever Mom made these meatballs they'd disappear quickly off the dinner table!

Top Review by Alisa Lea

This was so good. My whole family enjoyed it. I waited until after dinner to tell them it had applesauce in it. My kids looked at me kinda funny then! I even made sandwiches with the leftovers for my husband and me to take to work the next day. I'll definitely be making this recipe again!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix beef, applesauce, and bread crumbs.
  2. Add eggs; season with salt and pepper.
  3. Shape into small balls, roll in flour and brown in hot oil.
  4. Place balls in a casserole dish.
  5. To drippings in pan add vegetables and tomato juice.
  6. Season with salt and pepper and bring to a boil, then pour over meat balls (this is an important step).
  7. Cover and bake in a moderate oven of 350 degrees for about an hour, until vegetables have broken down and have created a nice sauce.
  8. If desired, the gravy can be thickened with a little flour-water paste before serving.

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