About this recipe: This meatball recipe is a little different than others - it uses apple sauce. Don't let this put you off, it's the apple sauce that makes these meatballs extremely tender. Meatballs are formed with beef mince, apple sauce, croutons, Cheddar cheese and then baked in a creamy sauce. Serve with pasta.
Yum, my husband said these were the best meatballs I've ever made. They are so moist & flavorful. I will admit that I subbed ingredients that I had on hand. I only had 1 pound of 85/15 sirloin. I had homemade ww seasoned bread crumbs so I used a bit less milk. I only had monterrey jack. I always sneak veggies in so I added garlic, carrots and celery with the onion & chopped very fine in the food processor. I cooked them at 325 for longer just to make sure the carrots cooked. We are eating it over ww penne. Delish! I'll make meatballs with natural applesauce often! - 13 May 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This was very good. Nice and homey. It had a creamy mild sauce and wasn't weird with the celery at all. I only had chipotle cheddar on hand so that is what I used. My hubby loved this and went back for seconds. I didn't have canned milk so I used 2% and it turned out fine. Thanks Pipster, we liked this a lot. - 11 Jan 2012 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
These were very good. A nice change from meat loaf and other ground beef dishes. I am always looking for new things, after 40 years of cooking you kind of run out of ideas. I made these as the recipe was written. Served with salad and buttered noodles. Thanks for the recipe, from one grandmother to another :-) - 12 Jul 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)