Fruity Glazed Beef Meatball Bites

Fruity Glazed Beef Meatball Bites

Folks just can’t seem to get enough of this slow-cooker party classic recipe with its tangy sweet-and-sour sauce and tender beef meatballs.

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Fruity Glazed Beef Meatball Bites

Yields30 Servings
Prep Time25 minsCook Time4 hrsTotal Time4 hrs 25 mins

 1 lb (500 g) Lean Ground Beef Sirloin or Round*
 1 egg, lightly beaten
 ½ cup (125 mL) dry bread crumbs
 3 tbsp (45 mL) finely chopped fresh parsley
 2 green onions, finely chopped
 Soy sauce
 ½ tsp (2 mL) salt
 ¼ tsp (1 mL) black pepper
 Grape Chili Sauce (recipe follows)

1

Combine Ground beef, egg, bread crumbs, parsley, green onions, soy sauce, salt and pepper. Mix well and shape into 1-inch (2.5 cm) meatballs.

2

Arrange meatballs on lightly oiled foil-lined baking tray, bake in 400°F (200°C) oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until digital rapid-read thermometer inserted into several meatballs reads at least 160°F (71°C).

3

Combine Grape Chili Sauce and meatballs in 3 to 4-quart (3 to 4 L) slow cooker. Cook, covered, on HIGH for 3 to 4 hours, or until sauce is bubbly and meatballs are hot.

4

Grape Chili Sauce: Combine 1 cup (250 mL) EACH chili sauce and grape jelly, 2 tbsp (30 mL) packed brown sugar, 1 tbsp (15 mL) soy sauce and 1 tsp (5 mL) lemon juice.

Ingredients

 1 lb (500 g) Lean Ground Beef Sirloin or Round*
 1 egg, lightly beaten
 ½ cup (125 mL) dry bread crumbs
 3 tbsp (45 mL) finely chopped fresh parsley
 2 green onions, finely chopped
 Soy sauce
 ½ tsp (2 mL) salt
 ¼ tsp (1 mL) black pepper
 Grape Chili Sauce (recipe follows)

Directions

1

Combine Ground beef, egg, bread crumbs, parsley, green onions, soy sauce, salt and pepper. Mix well and shape into 1-inch (2.5 cm) meatballs.

2

Arrange meatballs on lightly oiled foil-lined baking tray, bake in 400°F (200°C) oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until digital rapid-read thermometer inserted into several meatballs reads at least 160°F (71°C).

3

Combine Grape Chili Sauce and meatballs in 3 to 4-quart (3 to 4 L) slow cooker. Cook, covered, on HIGH for 3 to 4 hours, or until sauce is bubbly and meatballs are hot.

4

Grape Chili Sauce: Combine 1 cup (250 mL) EACH chili sauce and grape jelly, 2 tbsp (30 mL) packed brown sugar, 1 tbsp (15 mL) soy sauce and 1 tsp (5 mL) lemon juice.

Fruity Glazed Beef Meatball Bites
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