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Applesauce Meatballs

As the leaves begin turning, and the apples appear ready for picking, it is time to return to some comfort foods we think of with fall’s arrival. One of these comfort foods include our savory Applesauce Meatballs. This dish pairs great with a baked winter squash (page 227), and a fresh baked Apple Crisp (page 33). Your family will be delighted (possibly raving) with the chef’s dinner selection as they arrive at the table with the wafting aroma of this delicious meal (ok, maybe I set the expectations a little high–I learned a long time ago dinner may come and go without a “thanks mom” or “thanks dad” which, in that case, is a great opportunity to teach your kids the value of a “please” and “thank-you”).

I take “comfort” in knowing I have served my family a nutritional meal that provides their bodies with the nutrients needed to give them energy, brain power and strong bodies. This, is enough encouragement for me to stay the course of cooking home-style meals.

For more comfort food recipes, check out our book, Eating Pure in a Processed Foods World ® .


1 pound ground beef
1 pound ground pork
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 egg, beaten
3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce (page 32)
3/4 cup oatmeal
1/4 cup ketchup (page 255)
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, optional
2 teaspoons poultry seasoning (page 127)
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Preheat oven to 350° F. In a large bowl, mix all meatball ingredients. Form into small meatballs (about 18) and place in a glass baking dish. Bake uncovered 45 to 50 minutes.
Makes 6 to 8 servings

2 thoughts on “Applesauce Meatballs”

  1. Colleen, Is this recipe in your cookbook? It looks to be gluten free which I need for my grandson. Sandy

  2. Joyce and Colleen

    Hi Sandy, It’s on our website, but most of the recipes in our cookbook are gluten-free (with the exception of 2). Colleen

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