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Delectable Meatball Appetizer

Delectable Meatball Appetizer Recipe

Course Appetizer
Cuisine international
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 450kcal



  • 1/4 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 3/4 lbs of round beef or a 1/2 and 1/2 mix of ground pork and beef
  • 1 egg slightly beaten
  • 3 tbls Parmesan of Pecorino Romano Cheese
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1/2 onion finely chopped
  • 2 tbls tomato paste
  • 1 tsp salt or to taste
  • 1/4 canola oil


  • 3/4 cup chili sauce
  • 3/4 cup apricot preserves
  • 1 fresh jalapeño, seeded and finely chopped


  • Soak bread crumbs in the 1/4 cup of milk until liquid is absorbed. Combine bread crumbs, ground beef, egg, cheese, garlic, onion, tomato paste and salt. Mix gently until all ingredients are well integrated. Shape mixture into 2 inch meatballs.
  • Heat 1/4 cup oil over medium-high heat. Cook meatballs until nicely browned. Remove meatballs to paper towel to drain.
  • To prepare sauce, combine chili sauce, preserves and jalapeño in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook for 2 minutes. Add meatballs and cook another 2 or 3 minutes to heat. Serve immediately.