Apricot Meatballs Recipe

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This is one of my husband's favorites. It makes an easy meal for Sunday dinner. The tangy barbecue sauce gets a hint of sweetness from apricot preserves. - Lorenda Spain, Dumas, Texas.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup apricot preserves
  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce

Nutritional Facts

9 each: 353 calories, 16g fat (6g saturated fat), 128mg cholesterol, 803mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 1g fiber), 25g protein.


  1. In a bowl, combine the first four ingredients. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into 1-in. balls. In a skillet, brown meatballs in several batches; drain. Transfer to a greased 2-qt. baking dish. Combine preserves and barbecue sauce; pour over meatballs. Cover and bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until the meat is no longer pink. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Apricot Meatballs in Taste of Home Ground Beef Cookbook 1999, p29

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phillips66 User ID: 332285 42705
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2009

"Definately another keeper. Unique sauce steals the show."

marthalake User ID: 4232827 81090
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2009

"These are so good. Had them at our daughter's house and everybody enjoyed them. Just the right amount of sweetness"

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