Walnut Meatballs With Apricot Barbecue Sauce
- Ready In:
- 3⁄4 cup apricot preserves
- 1⁄2 cup apple cider vinegar (or lemon juice)
- 1⁄2 cup ketchup
- 1⁄4 cup vegetable oil
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed
- 2 tablespoons onions, grated
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon oregano, fresh finely chopped
- 1 dash hot pepper sauce (like tobasco)
- 4 cups rice, cooked (white or brown)
- 4 eggs
- 1 1⁄4 cups soda crackers, crushed about 36 crackers
- 3⁄4 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
- 3⁄4 cup walnuts, ground
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 3 tablespoons parsley, fresh minced
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons sage, ground
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- Heat oven to 350 degrees.
- Bring all sauce ingredients to a boil in a medium sauce pan. Cool.
- Lightly spray a 13x9 inch glass baking dish with cooking spray.
- Gently combine all meatball ingredients by hand in a large bowl.
- Shape into 24 (1 1/2 inch) meatballs and place in prepared baking dish.
- Pour sauce over meatballs.
- Bake 30 minutes or until meatballs are firm and sauce is bubbling all over and slightly thickened.
- If you want to serve over rice, you will need to double the sauce ingredients.
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