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Apricot Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Treat your guests with these sweet-and-sour meatballs that are made using Progresso® plain bread crumbs – perfect for appetizer.

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 60 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 40
 

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

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Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 15x10x1-inch pan with cooking spray. In large bowl, mix beef, bread crumbs, salt, garlic powder, ginger and egg until well blended. Shape into 1-inch meatballs; place in pan.
  • 2 Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until no longer pink in center and juice is clear; drain.
  • 3 Mix preserves, hoisin sauce, vinegar and red pepper in 2-quart saucepan. 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 if desired.
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 15x10x1-inch pan with cooking spray. In large bowl, mix beef, bread crumbs, salt, garlic powder, ginger and egg until well blended. Shape into 1-inch meatballs; place in pan.
  • 2 Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until no longer pink in center and juice is clear; drain.
  • 3 Mix preserves, hoisin sauce, vinegar and red pepper in 2-quart saucepan. 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 if desired.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

These meatballs can be made ahead and frozen. Thaw them in the refrigerator overnight, then heat in a 2-quart saucepan over medium heat before adding to the sweet-and-sour sauce.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Appetizer
Calories
60
(
Calories from Fat
30),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
3%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
60mg
60%;
Total Carbohydrate
4g
4%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
 
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.