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Pork and Apple Meatballs Recipe

Pork and Apple Meatballs

Rating 4-5 out of 5 - Most cooks definitely will make this recipe again
Graham

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Pork and Apple Meatballs are quick and easy and cooked completely in the oven. If you are puzzling what to serve for lunch, puzzle no more! These simple meatballs are all you need.

      Preparation Time: 20 Minutes

      Cooking Time: 1 Hour 15 Minutes

Ingredients for Pork and Apple Meatballs

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to serve 4:
1 lb
minced pork (ground pork)
6 slices
white bread
 
onion
1
sweet apple (Granny Smith)
1 heaped teaspoon
dried sage
 
salt and pepper
FOR THE SAUCE
½
onion
1
sweet apple (Granny Smith)
2 tablespoons
butter
 
freshly grated nutmeg
1 teaspoon
sugar

 

How to Cook Pork and Apple Meatballs

  1. Peel the onion and peel and core the apple. Cut both into quarters and pass them through the chopper of a food processor, then mix with the minced pork.
  2. Remove and crusts from the bread then shred it into small breadcrumbs. Add the breadcrumbs and sage to the onion, apple and pork mix and season to taste with salt and freshly-ground pepper.
  3. Form the mixture into balls about 1" (2.5cm) diameter. Place in a buttered ovenproof dish and cover with buttered foil. Place in a preheated moderate oven (Mk 5 - 375ºF - 190ºC) for 45 minutes. Then remove the foil and raise the oven temperature to Mk 6 - 400ºF - 200ºC and continue to bake for a further 30 minutes, basting now and then, until the meatballs are nicely browned on top.
  4. Meanwhile, to make the sauce, peel and chop the half onion and soften it in the butter in a frying pan (skillet) over a gentle heat for 10 minutes. Peel, core and slice the apple and stir it in to the onions with 1 tablespoon of water. Put a lid on the pan and simmer till the apple is soft (about 10 minutes). Stir in a little freshly grated nutmeg and the sugar. Remove from the pan and place into a bowl, then beat the sauce until it's fluffy. Serve hot with the meatballs and Creamed Potatoes.

 
Graham GRAHAM'S HOT TIP:
Making breadcrumbs is so simple if you have a food processor. Just place the bread in the processor (with the chopper attachment) and spin a couple of times. It's quick and easy!
 
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Reviews of Pork and Apple Meatballs

Rating 5 out of 5 - Many cooks will make this recipe again December 31 2014
These were wonderful! I would totally recommend this! We served it over rice but we want to try noodles next time! What really makes it is the dried sage. That's the flavor that lingers!
(5 reviews)
 
Rating 4 out of 5 - Many cooks will make this recipe again April 19 2014
This is really good, but you need to have more sauce. I doubled up on that. I made pineapple rice and put the meatballs over. It was yummy!
(1 review)
 
Rating 4 out of 5 - Many cooks will make this recipe again May 07 2013
Bought one of those cute sacks of apples, intending to bake up some individual apple pies for my husband to take to work. Then I thought what the hell, let's make something for dinner with apple in it, and I found this recipe. Wow! My husband said he was in meatball heaven. They turned out juicy and perfectly cooked with enough sauce served over ramen noodles.
(2 reviews)

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