Recipes and Cooking Spicy Apple-Glazed Meatballs 4.2 (98) 8 Reviews 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. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on May 1, 2012 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Blaine Moats Prep Time: 20 mins Cook Time: 12 mins Stand Time: 10 mins Total Time: 42 mins Servings: 12 Yield: 12 appetizer servings Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients Spicy Meatballs 1 egg ¼ cup milk 2 slices white or whole-wheat bread, torn 1 pound 85% lean ground beef 4 cloves garlic, minced ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 tablespoon vegetable oil Apple Glaze 1 cup apple juice or pear nectar ¼ reduced-sodium soy sauce 3 tablespoon packed brown sugar 1 ½ teaspoon cornstarch 1 teaspoon ground ginger ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper 6 green onions, chopped Directions 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. 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. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 143 Calories 8g Fat 10g Carbs 9g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 12 Calories 143 % Daily Value * Total Fat 8g 10% Saturated Fat 3g 15% Cholesterol 42mg 14% Sodium 297mg 13% Total Carbohydrate 10g 4% Total Sugars 6g Protein 9g Vitamin C 1.8mg 9% Calcium 40.4mg 3% Iron 1.3mg 7% Potassium 184mg 4% Folate, total 16.1mcg Vitamin B-12 0.9mcg Vitamin B-6 0.2mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.