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Apricot Sweet-and-Sour Meatballs

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Serves 40 | Prep Time 20 | Cook Time 25

Why I Love This Recipe

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

Ingredients You'll Need

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


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.

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