Prep 20 mins
Cook 45 mins
- 2 lbs ground beef
- 1⁄2 cup chopped onion
- 2 cups soft breadcrumbs
- 2 eggs
- 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 tablespoons margarine
- 10 ounces apricot preserves
- 1⁄2 cup barbecue sauce
- Combine meat, crumbs, onion, eggs, parsley and salt; mix lightly.
- Shape into approimately 18 meatballs.
- Brown in margarine; drain.
- Place in casserole dish.
- Combine preserves and barbecue sauce; pour over meatballs.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
Wonderful meatballs! I particularly loved the flavor the preserves and barbecue sauce gave the meatballs. In fact, I made another bath to freeze for later use. Thank you so much for sharing this awesome dish!! :-)
I first had this wonderful recipe with Moxie for Halloween, and just new I had to make it myself. I used Smuckers Apricot Preserves and Tony Roma's Blue Ridge Smokies BBQ sauce. FABULOUS! I did add 3 cloves of garlic to the meat and used ground turkey instead of beef. I ended up with about 23 meatballs, so lunch will be great tomorrow! This is a keeper. Very simple to make and will definitely be a recipe used frequently in this house.
What a surprising and delicious combination of flavors! I made these for Halloween night, and they were devoured by grownups and picky kids alike. I used Smucker's "just fruit" preserves and KC Masterpiece BBQ sauce, and made meatballs about the size of a golf ball, so I had about 30 meatballs. Thanks for sharing this easy and delicious recipe.