Spicy Apple Glazed Meatball Skewers

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Quick Facts

Servings: 6
Prep Time: 15 min.
Cook Time: 10 min.
Total: 25 min.
A deliciously spiced glaze coats pre-prepared meatballs—a fast and tasty appetizer.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tsp chili garlic sauce
  • 18 prepared meatballs, thawed
  • 18 pieces green pepper, cut into 1-inch squares
  • 18 apple wedges, unpeeled
  • 18 pieces green onion, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 6 metal skewers
  • Green onion tops (optional)

Directions

  • Combine brown sugar, cornstarch, ginger, and cayenne pepper in a saucepan. Stir in apple juice, soy sauce, and chili garlic sauce until smooth.
  • Bring to a boil on medium heat, stirring frequently. Simmer 2 minutes until thick and clear, stirring occasionally.
  • Add meatballs and glaze on low heat, cook for 2 minutes or until meatballs are heated through, stirring occasionally.
  • On each skewer put one green pepper piece, one meatball, one apple wedge, and one piece of green onion.
  • Drizzle about 1 tablespoon remaining glaze onto each serving plate. Arrange three skewers on each plate. Garnish with green onion tops cut into thin strips.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 332
  Calories from Fat 81 (24%)
(14%)Total Fat 9g
(14%)Saturated Fat 3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
(29%)Cholesterol 86mg
(34%)Sodium 805mg
(23%)Potassium 788mg
Total Carbohydrate 53g
(30%)Dietary Fiber 7g
Sugars 32g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(27%)Protein 14g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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