Magnificent Meatballs


Here is the second recipe that I tried from Stephanie Ashcrafts 101 Things to Do With Meatballs. This one used an interesting combination of ingredients. However they really do work together. The cinnamon is a nice addition to the flavors. This does have some zip to it, but it wasn’t too spicy for my family and we aren’t a really spicy food family. Of course another good bonus, it can be done in the crock pot, but if needed you can cook it on the stove top. Now I only used 1 pound of meatballs because I was serving it over rice and wanted to have plenty of sauce. I also used pineapple apricot preserves because that is what I had in my house. These also would be great as appetizer.

Magnificent Meatballs

52 (2 pounds) frozen, fully cooked meatballs
1 jar (18 ounces) apricot preserves
1 jar (16 ounces) medium salsa
1 tablespoon cinnamon

Place meatballs in a 3- to 4 1/2-quart slow cooker that has been prepared with nonstick cooking spray. In a bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Pour sauce over meatballs. Cover and cook on low heat for 4-6 hours, or until meatballs are heated through. Serve as an appetizer with toothpicks or over rice as a main dish. Makes 10-12 servings.
Variation: Combine all ingredients in a 3- to 4-quart saucepan. Cover and simmer over medium-low heat on the stove for 55-60 minutes, stirring occasionally until meatballs are heated through.

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5 comments on “Magnificent Meatballs

  • Seriously sounds like a weird combination but I amde them last night and they were delicious….We are eating left overs again tonight… YUMMY!

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  • This looks really yummy. Have you had any problems posting pictures lately? The last two days I have been getting wierd messages instead of the pictures coming on the post. Has this ever happened to you before?

  • Those look great! You and Pioneer Woman are making me want meatballs today! :)

  • The meatballs look delicious!

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