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Sweet and Spicy Meatballs

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.

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  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 50 min
  • ingredients 16
  • servings 18
 

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

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LOCATION

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

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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.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
140
(
Calories from Fat
45),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
5%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
35mg
35%;
Sodium
270mg
270%;
Total Carbohydrate
16g
16%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
9g
9%
),
Protein
7g
7%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
6%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
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 Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.