Beef Meatballs and Picante Glaze

4.5
(15)

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.

1
Prep Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
Servings:
20
Yield:
20 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground beef

  • ¼ cup plain dry bread crumbs

  • 1 egg, beaten

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 (16 ounce) jar Pace® Picante Sauce

  • cup grape jelly

  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves

Directions

  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.

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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

75 Calories
3g Fat
6g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 75
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 205mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 7mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 63mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.