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Sweet and Spicy Meatballs

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Sweet and Spicy Meatballs
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Ingredients 16
  • Servings 18
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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.
Updated Nov 12, 2007

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.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    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

140 Calories, 5g Total Fat, 7g Protein, 16g Total Carbohydrate, 9g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
140
Calories from Fat
45
Total Fat
5g
8%
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
35mg
12%
Sodium
270mg
11%
Potassium
120mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
16g
5%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
9g
Protein
7g
% 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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