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Pork and Apple Meatballs

We are big fans of meatballs – we like them with barbecue sauce on them, with our spaghetti, made with bourbon whiskey sauce, fried, baked, served as appetizers or even as a main dish. Pretty much any way you serve them, our family loves them. And what’s not to love, right?

With all the delicious apples in season right now, it was a perfect time to give these Pork and Apple Meatballs a try!

Pork and Apple Meatballs :: Recipe on PocketChangeGourmet.com

Along with the Pork, these meatballs have the added crunch of a Honey Crisp Apple, Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Stuffing Mix and Onions for added flavor. To hold them together – chicken broth and an egg. We served them with barbecue sauce on the side for a little extra zip.

And just like other meatballs recipes, these Pork and Apple Meatballs can be made up ahead, cooked and frozen for a super quick meal. Or perhaps to serve at a party.

Pork and Apple Meatballs :: Recipe on PocketChangeGourmet.com

Fall produce season has begun at your local Walmart, and there are many different varieties of apples like Honey Crisp, Sweet Tango, Bartlett, Red Delicious and more.

Apples at Walmart

Walmart is also offering these cute little tote bags filled with apples. Each apple variety is uniquely suited to specific uses because of its’ flavor profile and characteristics of the apple itself, firmness of flesh and how the sugars in the fruit convert when it is used in cooking.

Guide to the Best Apples to Use in Cooking and Baking :: PocketChangeGourmet.com

Last year we shared the Guide to Apples and their Uses. Which one is your favorite?

Pork and Apple Meatballs

Rating: 41

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 28-35 meatballs depending on size

Pork and Apple Meatballs

Serve as an appetizer or main dish, perfect for parties. Recipe from PocketChangeGourmet.com

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground pork sausage
  • 1 1/4 cups pork flavored stuffing mix
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup (1 medium) Honeycrisp Apple, cored, peeled and diced finely
  • 1/2 cup onions, diced finely
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon mustard
  • 1/2 cup sharp Cheddar Cheese, shredded
  • Barbecue Sauce, optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray 2 cookie sheets with cooking spray
  2. Mix all ingredients except barbecue sauce in a large bowl
  3. Use a small cookie dough scoop or ice cream scoop to form balls
  4. Roll into a ball and place on cookie sheet
  5. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until pork is no longer pink
  6. Serve with barbecue sauce if desired
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 Recipe adapted from Gooseberry Patch Cookbook

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Comments

  1. Martha Scott says:

    Bought one of those cute sacks of apples, intending to bake up some individual apple pies for my husband to take to work (I sure love this time of year!). Made sure to get a sack with apples that were a greenish color, thinking they might be granny smiths. When I got them home, I realized that nowhere on the labeling does it state the variety, and the receipt was no help. Now I’m wondering if I brought home golden delicious instead. We live about 20 miles outside of town, have one vehicle and are only able to get to Walmart once a week. Have tried comparing the apples we bought with pictures, but am at a loss. Great price on the apples, but it would be handy to have the variety on the packaging. Guess for now I’ll have to taste-test one. If they’re golden delicious, they’ll just have to go in his lunch pail as is.

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