Meatballs with Honey-Mango Barbecue Sauce

Meatballs with Honey-Mango Barbecue Sauce

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

This honey-mango barbecue sauce is a perfect sweet topping for meatballs. The touch of cinnamon and dash of cayenne pepper add just the right amount of spice.

Ingredients 8 servings

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  • 1 recipe Turkey-Pork Mini Meatballs (see associated recipe)
  • 3 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 3-inch cinnamon stick
  • 10 whole cloves
  • ⅛ teaspoon celery seed
  • 2 whole allspice
  • 1⅓ cups chopped mango
  • ½ cup reduced-sugar ketchup
  • ⅓ cup chopped onion (1 small)
  • 3 tablespoons chopped celery
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • ½ teaspoon dry mustard
  • Dash cayenne pepper
  • ¼ cup water

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  1. In a small saucepan, combine vinegar, cinnamon, cloves, celery seeds and allspice. Bring to boiling. Remove from heat; let stand 15 minutes. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve; discard solids.
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine the strained vinegar, mango, ketchup, onion, celery, honey, molasses, dry mustard and cayenne pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cool slightly.
  3. Mash mango mixture with a potato masher. Stir in the water. Gently stir in meatballs; heat through.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 6 meatballs and about 3 tablespoons sauce
  • Per serving: 250 calories; 8 g fat(3 g sat); 2 g fiber; 23 g carbohydrates; 21 g protein; 34 mcg folate; 71 mg cholesterol; 16 g sugars; 557 IU vitamin A; 12 mg vitamin C; 43 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 470 mg sodium; 303 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (20% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 3 lean protein, 1 starch, ½ fat, ½ other carbohydrate

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