Beef Meatballs and Picante Glaze

Beef Meatballs and Picante Glaze

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"Great for cocktail parties, casual get-togethers or anytime, these baked meatballs are especially easy to make . . . and the glaze is so good, it makes them hard to resist."

Ingredients

45 m servings 75 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 75 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 3.1 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs:
  • 6.3g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 4.9 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 25 mg
  • 8%
  • Sodium:
  • 205 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

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  1. Heat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  2. Thoroughly mix the beef, bread crumbs, egg, garlic and 1/4 cup picante sauce in a large bowl. Shape the mixture firmly into 40 (1-inch) meatballs. Place the meatballs onto the baking sheet.
  3. Bake for 15 minutes or until the meatballs are cooked through, turning them over once halfway through the bake time.
  4. Heat the remaining picante sauce and jelly in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat to a boil. Reduce the heat to low. Cook for 15 minutes or until the mixture is reduced to 1 cup. Stir in the thyme, if desired. Add the meatballs to the skillet and cook until the meatballs are hot, stirring occasionally. Serve the meatballs on toothpicks.

Footnotes

  • Recipe Tips:
  • Make-Ahead: The meatballs can be prepared and baked up to 1 day in advance and stored in the refrigerator. Before serving, prepare the picante-jelly mixture and add the meatballs to the skillet. Cook until the meatballs are hot, stirring occasionally.
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You're going to love this recipe. We made it with grape jelly and spaghetti sauce for years but wait till you try it with picante sauce...wow. I had grave doubts but just dive in and you will ...

The whole thing can be finished and served via crock pot. To get the meat to hold together, add another egg or simply use purchased meatballs. Grape jelly is usually cheapest but others work als...

I have made this sauce for years, and it's great! I use equal parts of the grape jelly & Picante Sauce (medium heat). It doesn't have to be exact measurements, but close to equal measurements ...

I make these for most family gatherings. I have never tried with Picante sauce , I have always just used Chili sauce and 1 1/2 cups of Grape Jelly. I also make them in a crockpot cooking for 4 h...

This is a copy cat recipe with the same result as the easier original. Most use store bought meatballs with grape jelly or cranberry sauce combimed with chili sauce. That said it is a good tasti...

THIS IS A GREAT RECIPE. I WILL USE IT FOR A FAMILY GATHERING ON NEW YEARS. I WILL USE APRICOT JAM INSTEAD OF GRAPE. I THINK THE FLAVOR OF PICANTE SAUCE AND APRICOT WILL BLEND VERY WELL. ...

These were ok. They had this same recipe in next to a coupon in the paper a couple weeks ago. The meatballs didn't hold very well so I think they need more bread crumbs or something. The sauce w...

These were really tasty, and we enjoyed dipping them into the "Buffalo Chicken Dip" here on AR. I found this recipe did not need the egg as after adding the sauce and jelly, the mixture was ver...

I've had the grape jelly meatballs before, but not nice and spicy like this recipe. I made them last year for our family New Years Eve party and everyone loved them! I am making them again this ...