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Sweet & Sour "Meatballs"
12 Servings (entree)

2 (14 oz.) pkg. Gimme Lean, ground beef style
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1 (14 1/2 oz. ) can Mexican Stewed Tomatoes
1 (16 oz. ) can jellied cranberry sauce
1 (25 oz.) jar fat free tomato sauce
1/2 cup barbecue sauce
1 (8 oz.) can crushed pineapple, packed in juice

Preheat oven to 400. Spray a baking pan with cooking oil spray. Roll the Gimme lean into balls roughly 1 inch or so in diameter, you should have around 45. Place on prepared pan and spray tops lightly with oil spray. Sprinkle with onion powder and bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes. Place pan under the broiler and brown tops. Remove and set aside. Place the stewed tomatoes and cranberry jelly in a 5 quart saucepan and heat over medium high flame, stirring frequently until the cranberry jelly melts, about 5 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients and reduce the heat to medium. Cook mixture 5 minutes and add the baked meatballs. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes or until ready to serve.

Enlightened Sweet & Sour Meatballs
Nutrition Analysis: per 8 oz. serving
Protein 12g, Carbohydrate 47.g, Fiber 3g, Fat 0g, Chol. 0 mg, Calcium 11 mg Sodium 612 mg
Calories 250
from Protein: 20%, from Carbohydrate:79%, from Fat: 1%

Traditional Sweet & Sour Meatballs
Nutrition Analysis: per per 8oz. serving
Protein 13g, Carbohydrate 41.g, Fiber 0g, Fat 23 g, Chol. 58mg, Calcium 11mg, Sodium 777mg
Calories 429
from Protein: 12%, from Carbohydrate:39%, from Fat: 49%