Sunday, March 20, 2011

Meatballs with Sweet & Sour Apricot Sauce

 Meatballs with Sweet & Sour Apricot Sauce

Ingredients
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup minced onions
- 2 lbs Ground Beef
- 1 cup Seasoned dry breadcrumbs
- 2 tsp Salt
- 4 tbsp Butter
- 2 tbsp Olive oil
- 12 oz 1 jar Apricot jam
- ½ cup  Bbq sauce
- Cubed Mozza Cheese


Directions
Meatballs:
Put 2 eggs into a large bowl; beat gently with fork, set aside.  Add ½ cup minced onions.  Add to eggs along with 2 lbs ground meat 2 tsp salt and 1 cup dry seasoned breadcrumbs.  Mix with clean hands.  Scoop 1 round tablespoon of meat and roll into balls with your hands.  Add a small square of mozza to centre.
In a Large frying pan med heat 1 tsp butter and 1 tbsp olive oil brown 2-3 minutes 1 side.  Cook 6-7 minutes total.  Transfer to large flat baking dish. 
If you are cooking several meatballs and are reusing the pan, wipe out pan with paper towel add another 1 tbsp olive oil, 1 tbsp butter each time.
Sauce:
In a medium size bowl melt 2 tbsp butter in microwave (about 20 seconds).  Add 1 – 12 Oz jar of apricot jam and ½ a cup of your favourite bbq sauce.  Wisk until blended.  Pour over meatballs.  Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 30 minutes or until sauce is bubbly.

Enjoy! 

- Nutritional Info (per 10 meatballs) -
Calories - 214     Fat - 1 0    Carbs - 9     Protein - 21    Fibre - 0



- Nutritional Info (per tsp sauce) -
Calories - 0     Fat - 0     Carbs - 0     Protein - 0    Fibre - 0

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