Maple Apple Glazed Breakfast Meatballs

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This recipe came from my friends, Craig and Amy Good, Good Farms, Olsburg, Ks. Amy served these meatballs when I toured their farm a few years back as part of a Ks Farm Bureau blogger tour. These meatballs are unforgettable so I emailed Amy right away, hoping she would share her recipe, which she did, telling me the recipe originated from an issue of Midwest Living magazine.

Maple Apple Glazed Breakfast Meatballs

1 egg
1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup very finely minced red-skinned cooking apple
2 tsp. snipped fresh sage
3/4 tsp. fennel seeds, crushed
1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. ground black pepper
1 lb.ground pork (not sausage)
1/4 cup apple jelly
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
Fresh sage, for garnish
Sea Salt, if desired
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a 15x10x1 inch baking sheet with foil; coat with
cooking spray and set aside.  In a large bowl, beat egg lightly; stir in oats, apple, sage, fennel seeds, salt and pepper.  Add pork; gently mix until combined.
Shape mixture into forty 1-inch meatballs. Place meatballs 1/2 inch apart on prepared baking sheet. (At this point, meatballs can be stored, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 4 hours, or frozen for use later.) Bake meatballs on the middle rack of oven for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, heat jelly and maple syrup over medium-low heat, whisking until jelly is melted and mixture is smooth.  Drizzle 1/4 cup of the jelly mixture over the baked meatballs, lightly toss to coat, then bake meatballs 2 minutes longer. Transfer meatballs to a serving platter and drizzle with the remaining jelly mixture.  Garnish with fresh sage and sprinkle with a small amount of coarse sea salt if desired.

Let’s Get You Cookin’,
Chef Alli

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Chef Alli

Chef Alli is a home-grown Kansas girl on a mission to strengthen families through enabling kitchen confidence, educating the family cook, and encouraging better food relationships. She believes with her whole heart that time spent with our loved ones and our overall quality of life is greatly enhanced by nutritious food made at home with simple, wholesome ingredients. She loves being able to connect and share this passion with others through her website, her social media presence, and her coveted speaking engagements.

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