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Apricot Meatballs Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.