Oozy Green Eyeballs Recipe
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Oozy Green Eyeballs Recipe

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Because it calls for frozen prepared meatballs, this unique appetizer takes mere minutes to prepare.—Carole Resnick, Cleveland, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 36 servings


  • 1 package (12 ounces) frozen fully cooked Italian meatballs, thawed
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1/4 cup mango chutney
  • 4 teaspoons jalapeno pepper jelly
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons mango nectar
  • 1 tablespoon cold water
  • Dash pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 56 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 138mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.


  1. Bake meatballs according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the broth, chutney, jelly and vinegar. Cook and stir over medium heat for 3-4 minutes or until blended.
  2. Combine the cornstarch, mango nectar and water; stir into broth mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened.
  3. Drain meatballs; transfer to a large bowl or serving dish. Drizzle with sauce and toss gently to coat. Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as Oozy Green Eyeballs in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2008, p240

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williamsegraves User ID: 3296408 139968
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2011

"These were fun! We didn't have the jelly or nectar, so we used apricot preserves and finely-chopped jalapenos and several drops of green food coloring. We enhanced each eyeball by piping on ketchup veins and then added an olive slice for the eye. A dot of mustard for the pupil and a toothpick shoved into each eye added the final touch of grotesque! Guests loved them!"

deedeeneric User ID: 4805759 139967
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2010

"the sauce was awesome!"

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