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These sweet-and-spicy meatballs make wonderful party appetizers! PS: In the unlikely event that they don't all disappear at your gathering, enjoy them the next day with rice and a green salad for a quick lunch.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Credit: Blaine Moats

Recipe Summary

stand:
10 mins
cook:
12 mins
total:
42 mins
prep:
20 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 appetizer servings
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Ingredients

Spicy Meatballs
Apple Glaze

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • For Spicy Meatballs, in a large bowl whisk together egg and milk. Add bread. Let stand 10 minutes, just until bread is softened. Add beef, garlic, black pepper, salt, and cayenne pepper. Mix thoroughly with hands or wooden spoon. Shape beef mixture in 48 one-inch meatballs.

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  • In a 12-inch skillet heat oil over medium heat. Cook meatballs, half at a time, about 6 minutes per batch, turning occasionally until brown and crusty on outside and no longer pink inside. Transfer meatballs to a covered dish; cover to keep warm. Drain fat from skillet; wipe out skillet.

  • For Apple Glaze, in a small bowl combine apple juice, soy sauce, brown sugar, cornstarch, ginger, and cayenne pepper. In same skillet as meatballs were cooked, cook and stir juice mixture until thickened and bubbly (at full boil). Cook and stir 2 minutes more. Return meatballs to skillet to heat through and coat with sauce. Transfer glazed meatballs a serving dish. Top with green onions.

Nutrition Facts

143 calories; fat 8g; cholesterol 42mg; saturated fat 3g; carbohydrates 10g; mono fat 3g; poly fat 1g; sugars 6g; protein 9g; vitamin a 145.8IU; vitamin c 1.8mg; thiamin 0.1mg; riboflavin 0.1mg; niacin equivalents 2mg; vitamin b6 0.2mg; folate 16.1mcg; vitamin b12 0.9mcg; sodium 297mg; potassium 184mg; calcium 40.4mg; iron 1.3mg.
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