Mini Meatballs with Apricot Dipping Sauce

Bump up your meatball mojo. Gently form this tried-and-true blend into bite-sized balls, then broil and slather in a spicy, sweet and too-good-to-be-so-simple sauce.

  • 45
    min
  • 24
    SERVINGS
  • 50
    Cal
  • 3 g
    Protein

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound Ground Beef (96% lean)
  • 1/4 cup seasoned dry bread crumbs
  • 2 egg whites or 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
Apricot Dipping Sauce:
  • 3/4 cup apricot preserves
  • 3/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon-style mustard

Cooking:

  1. Heat oven to 400°F. Combine Ground Beef, bread crumbs, egg whites, water, salt and pepper in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Shape into 24 1-inch meatballs. Place on rack in broiler pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Bake in 400°F oven 18 to 20 minutes.

    Cook's Tip: Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed Ground Beef. Ground Beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F. Color is not a reliable indicator of Ground Beef doneness.
  2. Meanwhile, heat preserves, barbecue sauce and mustard in medium saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil; reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 3 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally or until sauce thickens slightly.

    Cook's Tip: Red or black raspberry, fig, peach, current or pineapple preserves and orange marmalade may be substituted for apricot preserves.
  3. Add cooked meatballs and continue to cook 2 to 3 minutes or until meatballs are heated through, stirring occasionally. Serve warm.

    Cook's Tip: To keep meatballs warm, place in 2-1/2-quart slow cooker set on LOW. Keep covered to maintain heat. Meatballs can be held up to 2-1/2 hours, stirring occasionally.
45 CALORIES

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0g SAT FAT

0 % DV **

3g PROTEIN

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0.3 mg IRON

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0.6 mg ZINC

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* Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
** Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000-calorie diet

Nutrition information per serving, per appetizer serving: 45 Calories; 9 Calories from fat; 1g Total Fat (0 g Saturated Fat; 0 g Monounsaturated Fat;) 7 mg Cholesterol; 126 mg Sodium; 7 g Total Carbohydrate; 0.1 g Dietary Fiber; 3 g Protein; 0.3 mg Iron; 0.7 mg Niacin; 0 mg Vitamin B6; 0.2 mcg Vitamin B12; 0.6 mg Zinc; 2.6 mcg Selenium; 9.1 mg Choline.

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