Baked Apricot Meatballs
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
I adore the sauce that’s on these meatballs. It’s very similar to the sauce on my Slow Cooker Apricot Chicken recipe. And it’s just as delicious served with these meatballs, as it is with the chicken.

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 1 - lb(s) ground beef
  • 1 - egg(s)
  • 1 - cup(s) breadcrumbs
  • 1 - tsp minced onion
  • 1 - tsp minced garlic
  • 1 - cup(s) apricot preserves
  • 1/2 - cup(s) French salad dressing
  • Side: - rice**
  • Side: - salad**
  • 1 - 9x13 disposable foil tray(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, egg, breadcrumbs, minced onion, and minced garlic. Mix well and form into 1-inch meatballs. Place them in a single layer into a baking dish or tray.
  3. In a small mixing bowl, combine the apricot preserves and French salad dressing. Pour over the prepared meatballs.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until cooked through. Cooking time may vary depending on size of meatballs.
  5. Cook the rice, as directed.
  6. Prepare the salad.
  7. Serve Apricot Meatballs over rice with salad.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine 2 lbs. ground beef, 2 eggs, 2 cups breadcrumbs, 2 tsp minced onion, and 2 tsp minced garlic. Mix well and form into 1-inch meatballs.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, combine 2 cups apricot preserves and 1 cup French salad dressing.

To each disposable tray, add the following ingredients:

  • Half of the premade meatballs
  • Half of the prepared apricot sauce

Cover with foil or lid, add label and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put tray in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a tray/pan of warm water for about 20 minutes, before transferring to the oven and baking as directed.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Recipe is dairy-free when served with dairy-free sides.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free when made with gluten-free breadcrumbs.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Apricot Meatballs

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw and bake at 375 F for 30 minutes, or until meatballs are cooked through.
Serve with rice and salad.

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