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Sweet and Spicy Meatballs

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  • 15 min prep time
  • 50 min total time
  • 16 ingredients
  • 18 servings
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Homemade meatballs are a snap, and the sauce--sweet with heat--is quick and easy, making this classic appetizer one you'll choose time and again.

Ingredients

Meatballs

3/4
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
3/4
lb ground pork
1/3
cup Progresso™ plain bread crumbs
1/3
cup finely chopped onion
1/3
cup finely chopped red bell pepper
3/4
teaspoon garlic powder
3/4
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon ground coriander
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
egg, slightly beaten

Sauce

1
cup red or amber hot jalapeño jelly
2/3
cup apple juice
2
tablespoons cornstarch
1
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon ground ginger
1/2
teaspoon garlic powder

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Line 15x10x1-inch pan with foil; grease foil. In large bowl, mix meatball ingredients until well blended. Shape into 36 (1 1/4-inch) meatballs. Place in pan.
  • 2 Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until thoroughly cooked and no longer pink in center.
  • 3 In 4-quart saucepan, mix sauce ingredients. Cook over medium heat 2 to 3 minutes, stirring constantly, until thickened.
  • 4 Add meatballs to sauce; stir to coat. Cook over medium-low heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until hot.
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Line 15x10x1-inch pan with foil; grease foil. In large bowl, mix meatball ingredients until well blended. Shape into 36 (1 1/4-inch) meatballs. Place in pan.
  • 2 Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until thoroughly cooked and no longer pink in center.
  • 3 In 4-quart saucepan, mix sauce ingredients. Cook over medium heat 2 to 3 minutes, stirring constantly, until thickened.
  • 4 Add meatballs to sauce; stir to coat. Cook over medium-low heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until hot.

Expert Tips

You’ll find a variety of colors and heat levels in the jalapeño jellies. For best results, use red or amber colored for this recipe.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
140
Calories from Fat
45
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
8%
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
35mg
12%
Sodium
270mg
11%
Total Carbohydrate
16g
5%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
9g
9%
Protein
7g
7%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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