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Sunday, April 26, 2009

Maple's Meatballs Deluxe

An old favorite is better than ever. After my success with adding Chia seed meal to my meatloaf, I tried it in one of my favorite Multiply Meals recipes--Maple's Meatballs. I gotta say, this makes these meatballs moister and more tender. The taste is still that wonderful savory and sweet combo that my family adores. I am the one who always dipped her sausage into the pancake syrup when I was little. I always found pancakes a bit too sweet for me, but the taste of the meat with the maple was to die for good. That is what this recipe is all about. Now with chia meal, it is even better! I know I made enough for three meals plus a few snacks, but if I don't control myself right now, they may not make it to the freezer.

Maple's Meatballs

3 pounds ground chuck
2 pounds breakfast sausage
2 teaspoons maple flavoring
1 cup Splenda or equivalent sweetener
3 tablespoons chia seed meal

Mix all the ingredients until well blended. Form into balls. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Cool and package in large freezer containers. Remove what you need for breakfasts or to use for snacks.

Serves 18 410 calories 1 carb


Cindy's Useful Tips said...

Is maple flavoring the same as maple extract? Can this recipe be halved?

Lisa Marshall said...

Yes, extract and flavoring are the same... as long as your extract is not too concentrated. I use Mapeline. Certainly, this can be halved. I use a recipe converter--