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Maple-Glazed Breakfast Meatballs

  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 6

Wow your brunch guests with savory-sweet breakfast meatballs. ...MORE+ LESS-

Stephanie Wise Stephanie Wise
May 7, 2015

Ingredients

Meatballs

1
slice whole wheat bread, toasted, crushed to fine crumbs in food processor
1
lb ground pork
1/2
cup finely chopped tart-sweet apple (Pink Lady or Honeycrisp)
2
teaspoons chopped fresh sage leaves
3/4
teaspoon fennel seed, crushed
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
egg
1
shallot, finely chopped

Glaze

1/4
cup apple butter
1/4
cup real maple syrup
1
tablespoon Dijon mustard

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 400° F. Line a rimmed cookie sheet with foil; spray with cooking spray.
  • 2
    In large bowl, stir Meatball ingredients with wooden spoon or your hands until well combined. Shape mixture into 36 to 40 (1-inch) meatballs; place 1 inch apart on cookie sheet.
  • 3
    Bake about 10 minutes or until no longer pink in center (160° F).
  • 4
    Meanwhile, in small bowl, stir Glaze ingredients until well combined.
  • 5
    Brush meatballs with half of the glaze; bake 3 minutes longer. Drizzle remaining glaze over meatballs just before serving.

Expert Tips

  • Meatballs can be make up to 4 hours in advance. Just shape meatballs and place on cookie sheet; cover and refrigerate up to 4 hours. Then proceed with recipe as directed.
  • Baked meatballs can be frozen. Bake and cool; freeze in airtight containers up to 3 months. Reheat and glaze just before serving.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
250
Calories from Fat
110
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
19%
Saturated Fat
4g
21%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
80mg
27%
Sodium
340mg
14%
Potassium
290mg
8%
Total Carbohydrate
19g
6%
Dietary Fiber
1g
5%
Sugars
15g
Protein
16g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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