apricot-pork meatball

Categories
Appetizers
Yield
20 Appetizers
MeasureIngredient
  MEATBALLS
¾ pounds Ground pork or beef
⅓ cup Dry bread crumbs
¼ cup Dried apricots -- finely
  Chopped
1 teaspoon Soy sauce
½ teaspoon Five-spice powder
¼ teaspoon Garlic powder
1 large Egg
  SPICY APRICOT GLAZE
½ cup Apricot preserves
⅓ cup Stir-fry or sweet-and-sour
  Sauce
¼ tablespoon Five-spice powder

FOR APRICOT-PORK MEATBALLS: Heat oven to 350 . Mix all ingredients except Spicy Apricot Glaze. Shape mixture into 20 meatballs. Place in ungreased rectangular pan, 13x9x2 inches. Bake uncovered about 20 minutes or until no longer pink center; drain well. (If using Do-Ahead Tip, stop here).

Prepare Spicy Apricot Glaze. Serve with meatballs.

FOR SPICY APRICOT GLAZE: Mix all ingredients in 1-quart saucepan.

Heat over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until hot.

DO AHEAD TIP: Place drained cooked meatballs in single layer on cookie sheet. Freeze uncovered about 1 hour or until firm. Place meatballs in labeled airtight freezer container. Freeze no longer than two months.

Apout 30 minutes before serving, heat oven to 400 . Place meatballs in single layer in ungreased rectangular pan, 13x9x2 inches. Bake uncovered 15 to 20 minutes or until hot. Prepare Spicy Apricot Glaze.

Serve with meatballs.

Diet Exchange: ½ lean meat, ½ fruit Recipe By : Betty Crocker Holidays 1995 From the recipe files of suzy@...

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