Sunday, March 6, 2011

Sweet and Sour Spicy Meatballs

We tried another recipe from the Weight Watchers website this weekend. Sweet and Sour Meatballs. It was really good. As usual, I modified it significanty. This time I added some more spice, used turkey instead of beef, and changed the size they called for the meatballs to be. We took them to a church party and they got eaten up right away. Yummy, healthy party food.

19 oz. uncooked lean ground turkey (with 7% fat)
3/4 c. rolled oats
2 large egg whites
1/2 c. scallions, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
2 Tbsp dried parsley
2 tsp dried oregano
8 oz canned tomato sauce
2 Tbsp. brown sugar
3 Tbsp mustard, spicy brown
2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp hot pepper sauce

Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a large, rimmed cake pan or deep baking sheet with cooking spray. In a medium bowl, combine turkey, oats, egg whites, scallions, garlic, parsley and oregano; mix thoroughly. Shape beef mixture into thirty two1-inch balls; place on prepared baking sheet. Bake meatballs until cooked through, about 25 minutes. Meanwhile, combine remaining ingredients in a small bowl. When meatballs are done pour sauce over meatballs and let heat about 10 minutes.combine meatballs and sauce into a slow cooker to serve and keep warm. 

Yields 3 meatballs per serving. There are 3 WW PointPlus per serving. The picture I used on this post is from the Weight Watchers website.


  1. mmm, they look tasty! all these varieties of meatballs with lean meat and baked in the oven are so much healthier!

  2. These meatballs sound really good! I like that you went with the turkey instead of beef... it sounds much healthier. Thank you for sharing!

  3. This sounds really delicious and light! Love that you guys used lean turkey..Nicely done!