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Meatballs with Mustard Dill Sauce

Meatballs with Mustard Dill Sauce
Yield:   4-6 servings
Cook Time:  5-6 hours in slow cooker, or 15-20 minutes if browning in skillet or broiling meatballs.
Tips:   May be cooked in a skillet on the stovetop, broiled, or baked then slow-cooked in a slow cooker (or crockpot).
Suggestion:   Delicious served over any type of pasta or rice, with a leafy green salad.
This easy meatball recipe is versatile, in that can be served both as a main course with the meatballs and sauce combined, served over pasta or rice, or as an appetizer or cocktail meatballs (with the mustard dill sauce served on the side for dipping). These meatballs can also be cooked using different cooking methods. The quickest method is to simply brown the meatballs in a skillet for about 10 minutes. The next quickest method is to bake the meatballs on a broiler pan in the oven until the meatballs are browned and cooked through (about 20 minutes). Some prefer this method of cooking meatballs, because it produces meatballs with less fat content, giving them a healthy advantage.
The last method involves 15 minutes of baking, then finishing with 4-6 hours in a slow-cooker (or crock pot). This may take a little longer, but is quite convenient and produces tender flavorful meatballs.

The mustard dill sauce is easy to prepare, and can be made just before serving, or prepared in advance and stored in the refrigerator until you're ready to serve the meatballs, at which time you simply heat it up in a saucepan on the stove top.

These Sausage Meatballs can be made using bulk pork sausage or turkey sausage (for those who prefer meatballs that lean on the light and healthy side). The mustard dill sauce for these meatballs is smooth, creamy and delightful and provides plenty of sauce, whether you're making this as an appetizer or main course. Making the sauce is a snap! Simply create a butter and flour roux, then stir in some milk, sour cream, table mustard and dill and season to taste with salt and pepper. The sauce has a mild yet full flavor with hints of mustard and dill, and beautifully compliments the sausage meatballs. Whether you make Sausage Meatballs with Mustard Dill Sauce as an appetizer or main dish, this meatball recipe will appeal to all ages!



  • Meatballs
  • 1 1/2 lbs. extra lean bulk pork or turkey sausage
  • 1 7-oz. can water chestnuts, drained and finely chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon leaf basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • Mustard Dill Sauce
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2-3 teaspoons prepared mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1 cup sour cream


Preheat oven to 425°F.

In a medium mixing bowl, combine all meatball ingredients and mix until thoroughly blended. Shape into bite-size meatballs (about 1 inch in diameter). Place meatballs on the rack of a broiler pan and bake for 15 minutes.

Lightly grease slow-cooker Place browned sausage balls in lightly greased slow cooker. Cover and cook on low setting for 5-6 hours. During last 10 minutes of cooking, prepare Mustard Dill Sauce. Serve over pasta or rice topped with mustard dill sauce. Alternatively, prepare mustard dill sauce, then add to meatballs, stirring to thoroughly coat, and heat for about 5 minutes, then serve.

Mustard Dill Sauce

In a saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Blend in flour until smooth. Gradually stir in milk. Add remaining ingredients. Cook and stir until smooth and thick.

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