Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Apricot Glazed Brunch Meatballs

I got the recipe for the basic meatballs from Lovella many years ago. They came with a wonderful recipe for the spaghetti sauce as well, which I will let her post someday. Today I just want to add a variation that can be used as an appetizer, as a side dish with a BBQ, or even main meat with a late summer potato or pasta salad. If you use     1½ - 2 lbs of lean ground beef, you will get a large enough recipe to freeze several small zip lock bags full and have them ready to just add to any quick sauce. ( I freeze them after they are baked and cooled, so they are ready to go)

BASIC MEATBALLS

1 1/2 - 2 lbs. lean hamburger
1 1/2 cups breadcrumbs
1 egg
2 Tbsp ketchup
1/3 cup skim milk powder
1/8 cup water
1 tsp dried onion flakes
1 tsp salt
pepper
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1 Tbsp oregano

Mix and shape into 1 inch meatballs. Bake on foil lined cookie sheet for 20 - 25 min., at 400F. This will make about 70 - 90 meatballs, depending on size.

APRICOT GLAZE (for about 40 meatballs)

Prepare sauce by combining:
1/2 c apricot jam
1/2 c BBQ sauce
2 Tbsp chili sauce
1-2 Tbsp water (optional)
Heat in small saucepan and pour over meatballs. Keep warm or re-heat before serving. For appetizer, serve warm with wooden picks.

10 comments:

  1. They look wonderful...another dish to try! I think I'll have to have a cooking blitz one of these days...and cook for the freezer.

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  2. Anneliese, your apricot glazed meatballs looks so good.
    About the meatballs, the recipe came to me originally from Terry's aunt who married an Italian. . the only thing I do different is crush cornflakes instead of the bread crumbs. ..
    I think that these meatballs would be a wonderful addition to a potluck. . makes me think we should all get together and have one.

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  3. potluck!...when and where? bettyr and i will fly out on my private jet and we will be there in a jiffy!=}
    yummy looking meatballs, i agree with judy i must cook for the freezer soon.

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  4. Excellent. This looks so good and will be fun to serve at a 'dinner party'.

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  5. Charlotte..my bag is packed!
    This recipe sounds so good Anneliese, apricot glazed meatballs..wow!!

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  6. That glaze sounds delicious! And I've never thought to add parmesan cheese to my meatballs either, sounds yummy!

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  7. Those meatballs look wonderful...can I taste them if I lick the monitor?? Certainly a must try recipe..

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  8. These meat balls look so tasty with the apricot glaze. I like to make meatballs and freeze them unbaked, and then take out as many as I need and use a variety of sauces, like you suggested. Potluck sounds wonderful. I have 2 guest rooms for Charlotte and Betty so lets maka a plan. Kathy

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  9. This recipe sounds very interesting, and tasty! I think this one will make it to my must-try list :)

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  10. I made these today and it was DIVINE!! I only had Peach preserves but it was delicious! I made the recipe just like you said, only I put the meatballs and sauce in the crock pot for a few hours on low. I served them for dinner over buttered/parsly egg noodles, my kids LOVED them!! thanks!

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