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3-Ingredient Apricot Glazed Party Meatballs

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Have you ever found yourself in need of a quick and delicious party appetizer that’s sure to steal the show? Look no further than these 3-Ingredient Apricot Glazed Party Meatballs! We’re about to embark on a flavor-packed journey that’s as entertaining to make as it is to eat.

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Picture this: You’re hosting a gathering, and you want to serve something that wows your guests but doesn’t keep you chained to the kitchen for hours.

Enter our 3-Ingredient Apricot Glazed Party Meatballs. These little flavor bombs are a true crowd-pleaser, and the best part is, they only require three simple ingredients. With their sweet and savory glaze, they’re perfect for any occasion, from casual get-togethers to elegant soirées.

Ingredients and Preparation

Before you start cooking, let’s break down the ingredients:

Meatballs: You have the flexibility to use either pre-made meatballs or make your own. Ground turkey is our choice for a lean and flavorful option, but you can get creative with different meatball choices.

Apricot Preserves/Jam: The star of the show! This ingredient adds a burst of fruity sweetness to your meatballs.

Onion Soup Mix: It’s the secret flavor enhancer. Whether you use the packaged version or whip up a batch of (Almost!) Lipton onion soup Mix, it’s what gives the glaze that irresistible depth of flavor.

With the stage set, it’s time to move on to the culinary magic.

3-Ingredient Apricot Glazed Party Meatballs

You’ll Need:
2 lbs of Meatballs
1 10oz Jar of Apricot Preserves or Jam
1 package of Onion Soup Mix (or 5 Tbs of a homemade mix)

The Culinary Magic: How to Make 3-Ingredient Apricot Glazed Meatballs

Let’s start by unlocking the secret to these delectable meatballs. Creating the apricot glaze is the first step to meatball nirvana.

In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine the apricot preserves or jam with the onion soup mix. Stir it together until they form a delightful flavor symphony.
copycat lipton onion soup mix and apricot jam in saucepan
Reduce the heat and allow the mixture to simmer on low for about 10 minutes.

Now, let’s talk meatballs. Whether you opt for store-bought or homemade, these bite-sized morsels are your canvas. Once you’ve got that mesmerizing sauce simmering, introduce your cooked meatballs to the mix.

But here’s the trick: gently fold them in, ensuring they’re coated with the sweet and savory goodness without breaking a sweat or a meatball!

Reduce the heat and let the magic happen. Allow those meatballs to simmer until they’re warmed throughout, filling your kitchen with the most tantalizing aroma.
apricot glazed meatballs in bowl

Apricot Glazed Meatballs Serving Suggestions

Time to serve up the excitement! Grab some cocktail skewers and watch your guests’ eyes light up as they savor these apricot-glazed wonders.

But wait, there’s more! If you’re in the mood to turn this party hit into a family feast, serve these glorious meatballs over hot steamed rice for a quick and oh-so-delicious dinner.

The apricot glaze provides a rich and tangy sauce that pairs perfectly with rice, making it a delightful and satisfying meal. It’s a versatile recipe that suits any occasion.

🌶️ For those who crave a little extra excitement, here’s a pro tip: Add a finely diced, seeded jalapeno pepper to the sauce while it’s simmering, just before introducing the meatballs. This simple addition kicks the flavor up a notch, giving your meatballs a delightful hint of heat.

So there you have it, the journey of crafting 3-Ingredient Apricot Glazed Party Meatballs. Quick, easy, and oh-so-delicious, this recipe will have everyone asking for more!

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3-Ingredient Apricot Glazed Party Meatballs

Budget101.com by Melissa 'Liss' Burnell
These are savory meatballs coated in a sweet apricot glaze made with apricot jam and onion soup mix.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Course, munchie, Party, Potluck, Tailgating
Cuisine American
Servings 16 servings
Calories 199 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 2 lbs Meatballs
  • 10 oz Apricot Preserves or Jam
  • 1 packet Lipton Onion Soup Mix

Instructions
 

  • In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine the apricot preserves or jam with the onion soup mix.
    10 oz Apricot Preserves or Jam
    1 packet Lipton Onion Soup Mix
  • Reduce the heat and allow the mixture to simmer on low for about 10 minutes.
  • Gently fold in the meatballs, until completely coated with the sauce.
    2 lbs Meatballs
  • Let them simmer until they're warmed throughout.

Slow-Cooker Directions

  • Pour 2 lbs of frozen (cooked) meatballs into the slow cooker.
  • In a small bowl combine the apricot preserves and onion soup mix, mixing well to combine.
  • Pour the mixture over the top of the meatballs.
  • Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours.

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Notes

**Spice it Up**
Add a finely diced, seeded jalapeno pepper to the sauce while it's simmering, just before introducing the meatballs.
Recipe Size Alteration Note

If you altered the ingedients above by doubling or tripling the recipe, you may also need to change the pan/dish size and adjust the cooking/baking time.

Nutrition

Serving: 2gCalories: 199kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 10gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 240mgPotassium: 194mgFiber: 1gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 41IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 15mgIron: 1mgNet Carbs: 12g
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