Orange Chicken Sausage and Beef Meatballs


  • 1 lb. Lean hamburger
  • 1 lb. Spicy Chicken bulk sausage
  • 1 Cup orange sauce-divided
  • 1/2 Cup crushed focaccia croutons
  • (This is an adapted double recipe of my Asian Orange sauce)



  • 1 cup Orange Juice (I squeezed the juice from 2 tangelos-YUMMY)
  • 2 Tablespoon Soy Sauce
  • 4 Tablespoons Honey)
  • 4 Tablespoon Rice Vinegar
  • 1 tsp. Sesame Oil
  • Dash Of Salt
  • Dash Of Crushed Red Pepper, More To Taste
  • 1 large clove Garlic, Pressed Or Minced
  • 3 teaspoons Minced Ginger
  • 3 tsp. Cornstarch (adjust to your thickness needs)
  • Zest Of 1 Orange or tangelo (optional)
  • 1/2 cup Water


  • Make the sauce beforehand and cool to a manageable temperature-Instructions for the sauce following
  • (Instructions for making Asian Orange Sauce)
  • Place the orange juice, soy sauce, sugar, vinegar, sesame oil, salt, crushed red pepper, garlic and ginger (and orange zest, if using) in a small nonstick skillet and whisk together. Heat until bubbling and starting to thicken, about 3-4 minutes,whisking occasionally.
  • Whisk together the cornstarch and 1/4 cup water in a small bowl and add 1 to 2 tablespoons of the cornstarch slurry to the sauce. Mix in and thicken for 1 minute. (If sauce gets overly thick, just add in another 1/4 cup water and whisk in.)
  • Make the meatballs as follows:
  • Mix the meats, crushed croutons and 1/4 Cup of the orange sauce; more to taste.
  • After the meat mixture is thoroughly mixed together; form 11/2 inch meatballs by pinching off small amount of the meat mixture and rolling it between the palms of your hands.
  • Place a skillet on med low and put 2 Tablespoons avocado oil or coconut oil in it.
  • Place the meatballs in the skillet and cover; Occasionally checking the meatballs and lightly lifting them with a spatula to ensure they don't stick to the skillet or over brown. Adjust heat, as necessary.
  • Cook until thoroughly browned and cooked through; about 20 minutes. Serve with the remaining orange sauce on the side, as a condiment.