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Quick and Easy Meatball Appetizers

No recipe image available.A party favorite, these appetizer meatballs are served in a simple sweet and sour sauce made with two ingredients: chili sauce and apricot-pineapple preserves.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 1/2 pounds ground beef
3/4 cup quick oats
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped green pepper
1/2 cup tomato sauce
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Sweet & Sour Sauce:
1 cup chili sauce
1/2 cup apricot-pineapple preserves

Cooking Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 400°F (205°C).
  2. Combine all ingredients; mix well.
  3. Shape into 1-inch balls. Place on rack in shallow baking pan.
  4. Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until meatballs are to medium doneness (160°F).
  5. Meanwhile, prepare Sweet and Sour Sauce: In small saucepan, combine chili sauce and apricot-pineapple preserves and heat until hot, stirring occasionally.
  6. Add meatballs to sauce and serve.

Makes 4 dozen appetizers.