Apricot Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Apricot Sweet and Sour Meatballs
Preparation time
20 mins
Cooking time
60 mins
Easy Recipes
40 people

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.


Apricot Sweet and Sour Meatballs


  • 1 1/2 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
  • 1/4 cup Progressoβ„’ 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 375Β°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.

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