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Sweet Heat Meatballs

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From: Lucy Greer, Greer's Markets



1½ lbs. ground beef

1 cup seasoned breadcrumbs

¼ cup milk

2 tbsp. green onions, thinly sliced

2 eggs, lightly beaten

1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes

1 tsp. garlic powder

1 tsp. kosher salt

1/2 tsp. black pepper


10 oz. apricot preserves

12 oz. chili sauce

¼ cup brown sugar

1 tbsp. red wine vinegar

juice of 1 orange

¼ tsp. kosher salt

1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes

1 tbsp. corn starch

1 tbsp. cold water

In a large bowl, combine ground beef, breadcrumbs and milk, green onions, eggs, red pepper flakes, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Mix lightly until combined, do not over mix. Form meat into even balls, a little smaller than a golf ball. You should get about 20-24 meatballs out of 1½ lbs. ground beef.

Place meatballs on a sheet pan lined with aluminum foil. Bake in a pre-heated 375º oven for 30 minutes.

While the meatballs are cooking, prepare sauce. Heat a saucepan large enough the hold the meatballs over medium high heat. Add the apricot preserves, chili sauce, brown sugar, red wine vinegar, orange juice, salt and red pepper flakes. Melt together and bring to a bubble. 

In a small bowl dissolve cornstarch in the water. Slowly whisk this into the simmering sauce. This will thicken the sauce slightly. Let sauce simmer over low heat.

When the meatballs are finished baking, remove from oven and add to simmering sauce. Toss meatballs in the sauce to coat and simmer over low heat for 20-30 minutes.

Serve hot or warm.


Greer's Markets and Catering (multiple locations)
Catering inquiries: 251.380.7781
Email: catering@greers.com

Greer's now offers online ordering with store pickup at several of its markets!

Greer's also offers grocery delivery online through Instacart!

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