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Sweet-and-Sour Appetizer Meatballs

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Serves | Prep Time | Cook Time 30

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Ingredients You'll Need

1 egg, slightly beaten
1/2 cup cooked rice
1/3 cup finely chopped onion (1 small)
1/4 cup fine dry bread crumbs
2 teaspoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 pound lean ground beef

1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 cup ketchup
1 cup grape jelly
1/4 cup raisins


In a large bowl combine egg, cooked rice, onion, bread crumbs, brown sugar, 1 tsp. lemon juice, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Add ground beef; mix well.

Shape into forty 1-inch meatballs.

Arrange meatballs in a 15x10x1-inch baking pan.

Bake in a 350° oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until done (160°F).

Drain off fat.

Transfer meatballs to a large serving bowl.

Meanwhile, for sauce, in a medium saucepan combine 1 tsp. lemon juice, ketchup, jelly, and raisins.

Bring to boiling; reduce heat.

Simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Pour sauce over meatballs; toss gently to coat.

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