Meatballs are one of those dishes that both kids and adults find fun to eat. These meatballs are great on their own, on a bed of rice, or paired with the crispy sautéed potatoes. And they taste even better heated up the next day!

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion, diced
2 pounds ground meat
2 eggs, beaten
½ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ cup panko crumbs or gluten-free panko crumbs
1 package mini pretzel slider buns
1-2 Roma tomatoes, sliced
Lettuce, for garnish

1 26-ounce jar marinara sauce
26 ounces water (using the marinara jar)
7 ounces apricot preserves

  1. In a frying pan, heat the oil and sauté the onion in the oil till golden. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the sautéed onions, meat, eggs, garlic powder, and crumbs.
  3. In a medium pot, combine the marinara sauce, water, and apricot preserves, and bring to a boil.
  4. Form meatballs from the meat mixture and add to the sauce. Reduce the heat and simmer for 60 minutes.
  5. Assemble the sliders: Cut the mini buns in half and fill or assemble with the meatballs, lettuce and tomato. Add your favorite condiments.

Yield: 25 meatballs


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