APRICOT SWEET-AND-SOUR MEATBALLS

 

  • Cooking Time: 25
  • Servings: 40
  • Preparation Time: 20

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
  • 1/4 cup Progresso® plain bread crumbs
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup apricot preserves
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
  • 1 medium red or green bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces

Directions

  • Heat oven to 375ºF. Spray 15 x10-inch pan with sides with cooking spray.
  • Mix beef, bread crumbs, salt, garlic powder, ginger and egg until well blended. Shape into 1-inch meatballs; place in pan. Bake uncovered 20 to 25 minutes or until no longer pink in center and juice is clear; drain.
  • In 2-quart saucepan, mix preserves, hoisin sauce, vinegar and red pepper. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until hot. Add drained meatballs and bell pepper. Cook until bell pepper is crisp-tender. Serve with cocktail toothpicks.

Notes

An Asian-inspired sauce raises the flavor standard for ordinary meatballs.

Categories: Appetizer  Beef  Dinner Party  Potluck  Side Dish 
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