Healthy Slow-Cooker Fruity & Tangy Cocktail Meatball Recipe
1/8th of recipe (3 meatballs with about 2 tbsp. sauce): 135 calories, 2.5g total fat (1g sat. fat), 191mg sodium, 15g carbs, 0.5g fiber, 14g sugars, 12g protein
Green Plan SmartPoints® value 3*
Blue Plan (Freestyle™) SmartPoints® value 3*
Purple Plan SmartPoints® value 3*
Cook: 10 minutes plus 3 - 4 hours
1 lb. raw extra-lean ground beef (4% fat or less)
1/2 cup finely chopped mango
2 tbsp. ketchup
1 tsp. dried minced onion
1/4 tsp. salt
One 15-oz. can peach slices packed in juice, drained
1/2 cup low-sugar or sugar-free apricot preserves
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp. sriracha hot chili sauce
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Spray a large baking sheet with nonstick spray.
In a large bowl, thoroughly mix meatball ingredients. Form into 24 meatballs, and place on the baking sheet.
Bake until cooked through, 8 - 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a blender or food processor, pulse peaches until mostly smooth. Transfer to a slow cooker. Add remaining sauce ingredients, and mix well.
Carefully transfer meatballs to the slow cooker, and stir to coat. Cover and cook on low for 3 - 4 hours.
Stir well, and serve meatballs with sauce.
MAKES 8 SERVINGS
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