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Party Meatballs

These flavorful meatballs, made with Musselman’s Apple Butter, are simple to make and a hit at any party.

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  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • ½ cup red onion, grated
  • 1 pound pork sausage
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 cups panko bread crumbs
  • 1 cup MUSSELMAN’S® Apple Butter
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • ½ cup beef broth
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • Cayenne pepper to taste


  1. Step 1
    Preheat the oven to 400°F and line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil.

  2. Step 2
    Place a skillet over medium heat and melt the butter in it. When the butter has melted, add the grated onions and sauté for 3-4 minutes, until soft.

  3. Step 3
    In a large bowl, mix the sausage, ground beef, panko, ½ cup apple butter, sour cream, eggs, salt, pepper, and allspice. Add the onion, once it cools. Get your hands in it and mix well, until evenly combined.

  4. Step 4
    Measure out the meatballs into one-ounce portions. Roll tight balls and place them on the baking sheet, close together, but not touching. You should have 40 to 45 meatballs.

  5. Step 5
    Bake for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, mix the remaining ½ cup of apple butter, with beef broth, honey, and 1 to 2 dashes of cayenne pepper. Whisk well.

  6. Step 6
    After 15 minutes, remove the meatballs from the oven. Pour the sauce over the top, making sure to cover each meatball, and place back in the oven for 5 to 7 minutes.

  7. Step 7
    Once cooked through, shake the baking sheet a little to loosen the meatballs and serve warm.

What others are saying about this recipe

  1. Bobbi says:

    Never thought a combination of those ingredients would turn out sooo yummy. This is a hit!!!

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