Sesame Piggy Bumps W/Apricot Sauce

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

Baked pork meatballs -- Could be made with ground beef, turkey, or a combination of ground meats. Serve meatballs as an appetizer with sauce -- or for a main course, double the amount of sauce, add stir fry vegetables and serve over rice.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine ground pork, minced water chestnuts, sesame oil, soy sauce, garlic salt, and grated gingerroot.
  3. Form 1 inch meatballs ~ VERY LIGHTLY dredge meatballs in cornstarch.
  4. Place meatballs on a large baking pan, sprayed with cooking spray ~ make sure meatballs don't touch.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes ~ turn meatballs and continue baking for another 15 minutes for a TOTAL of 30 minutes.
  6. For sauce: In a small saucepan combine apricot preserves, red wine vinegar, honey, soy sauce, garlic salt, and cayenne pepper. Combine water and cornstarch to make a slurry; add to sauce mixture and heat til thickened; add toasted sesame seeds.
  7. Pour hot sauce over baked Sesame Piggy Bumps.
  8. For main dish, double the sauce amount and add stir fry vegetables ~ serve over rice.


Most Helpful

very good quick dinner. i made the sauce in a large bowl in the microwave (which saved time and clean up) and then added the cooked meatballs . the only change i made was to use white wine vinegar because that's what i had on hand. i served this over rice. these reheat very easily in the microwave for those who are late for dinner.

chia April 01, 2008

I asked our Food Community for a recipe/s using home made ground pork. Thank you for directing me to Sesame Piggy Bumps W/Apricot Sauce. Those "Piggy Bumps" are awesome! The only change I made for the meat balls was to use two cloves of fresh garlic, minced & added ground pepper to our taste. I did bake them on a rack in the pan. (Unwanted grease dripped down) Mine were done in 20 to 23 min. Great taste & texture (Not dry-Not falling apart. - Just Right!) I didn't have veggies for stir fry when I made them and couldn't do the sauce. After DH & I tasted some of them, I froze the rest. -- Since then, I have used some of the Piggy Bumps as an appetizer (which was loved by my company) and tonight I used some with Stir Fry with your Apricot Sauce. Wow! Delish... Another keeper. Thank you, thank you.

gypsygal May 31, 2013

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