Cocktail Meatballs

Ingredients

  • 1 c. water

  • 1/4 c. uncooked bulgur

  • 1 lb. ground beef

  • 1/4 c. finely chopped yellow onion

  • 2 tsp. chopped fresh thyme

  • 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 tsp. kosher salt

  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 tsp. plus 1 tsp. olive oil

  • cooking spray

  • 5 tbsp. organic grape jelly

  • 2 tbsp. fresh orange juice

  • 1 tsp. unsalted tomato paste

  • 1/4 tsp. ground red pepper

Instructions

  1. Combine water and bulgur in a small bowl. Let stand 30 minutes; drain.

  2. Combine bulgur, beef, and next 8 ingredients (through olive oil) in a large bowl; gently mix with hands until thoroughly combined.

  3. Cover and chill 45 minutes.

  4. Shape into 39 (1-inch) meatballs.

  5. Preheat oven to 425°F.

  6. Arrange meatballs in an even layer in a 13- x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray.

  7. Bake in preheated oven until lightly browned and cooked through, about 15 minutes.

  8. Meanwhile, bring grape jelly and the remaining ingredients to a simmer in a small saucepan over medium heat, and simmer for 5 minutes.

  9. Remove from heat, and let stand 5 minutes.

  10. Place meatballs in a large bowl.

  11. Add the jelly mixture; toss gently to coat.

  12. Serve immediately.

  13. Enjoy!