Sweet 'n' Sour Appetizer Meatballs

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Preparation time: 30 mins
Cooking time: 20 mins

Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
Serves: 15 servings


•1 egg
•1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
•1 envelope onion soup mix
•2 pounds ground beef

•2 cans (5-1/2 ounces each) apricot nectar
•3/4 cup packed brown sugar
•3/4 cup ketchup
•1/3 cup cider vinegar
•2 tablespoons prepared mustard
•1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
•Minced fresh parsley


•In a large bowl, combine the egg, oats and soup mix. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into 1-in. balls.
• Place 1 in. apart on a greased rack in a shallow baking pan. Bake at 400° for 18-20 minutes or until no longer pink. Drain on paper towels.
• In a large skillet, combine the apricot nectar, brown sugar, ketchup, vinegar, mustard and horseradish. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Add meatballs; simmer 15 minutes longer or until heated through. Sprinkle with parsley. Yield: 4 dozen.


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