Cocktail Meatballs With Apricot Preserves
Our meatball recipe includes onion, breadcrumbs, ground pork, ground beef, and a sauce with apricot preserves.
- Serves: 20 persons
- 1pound ground beef
- 1pound lean ground pork (or mild pork sausage)
- 2cups bread crumbs (from fresh bread; fine crumbs)
- 2large eggs
- 1small onion (finely chopped)
- 2tablespoons parsley (fresh minced)
- 2teaspoons kosher salt
- ½teaspoon garlic powder
- 1tablespoon vegetable oil (or olive oil)
- For the Sauce:
- 1(12-ounce) jar apricot preserves
- ¾cup barbecue sauce
Step 1Combine beef, sausage, breadcrumbs, eggs, onion, parsley, salt, and garlic salt; blend gently then shape with hands to form small meatballs.
Step 2Place a large, heavy skillet over medium heat; add the vegetable oil. When the oil is hot, add the meatballs and cook, frequently turning, until browned on all sides. Alternatively, the meatballs may be baked. See the tips for instructions.
Step 3Drain well and transfer the browned meatballs to the crock pot.
Step 4Combine the apricot preserves and barbecue sauce in a saucepan over medium heat; cook until hot and then pour the sauce over meatballs.
Step 5Cover the pot and cook on low for 2 to 4 hours, or until the meatballs are hot and thoroughly cooked.
Step 6Serve the meatballs as an appetizer or serve them as a main dish with rice or boiled potatoes.