Apricot Salsa Meatballs

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Total Time
5 mins
30 mins

This incredibly yummy meatball recipe disappears quickly at parties. I found it on the back of a package of Armour meatballs. I use more cinnamon than is called for--at least 2 tsp.

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  • 1 lb frozen meatballs, regular, appetizer sized
  • 1 cup salsa, fresh if possible
  • 1 cup apricot preserves
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Place all ingredients in a large saucepan or crockpot.
  2. Mix thoroughly with large spoon.
  3. Simmer 30 minutes stovetop or 2 hours in crockpot on high.
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1 5

This recipe was waaaay too sweet for my taste. I set it up in the crockpot before I went to work, and when I got home and tasted it, I thought for sure I'd read the recipe wrong! Tried adding onions and Worcestershire to the sauce, but it still wasn't edible.

5 5

We had to rush around and find something late last night that could be thrown together quickly for dh to take to a work potluck. He decided meatballs in the crockpot would be easy, but I didn't want to do the "same ole, same ole" grape jelly BBQ meatballs. I lucked into this recipe on the back of the bag, and dh said it got rave reviews. I cooked them on the stovetop last night, and then he just took them to work and kept them on low all morning. He and I split one last night, and it was really yummy! It's almost like a sweet and sour kind of flavor, with just the tiniest little kick to it. The apricots really tone down the spiciness of the salsa. They're really good!

5 5

Delicious! I always make these in the crockpot, and I always let them cook for at least three hours on high. Great over white rice with sugar snap peas on the side.