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.

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
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