Recipe courtesy of Kardea Brown

Sweet and Spicy Meatballs

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 45 min
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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1 pound ground beef

1/2 pound ground pork 

1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs 

1 large egg, lightly beaten 

3 cloves garlic, minced 

1 large yellow onion, finely diced 

1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika 

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 

1/2 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper 

Two 10-ounce jars red pepper jelly or hot pepper jelly 

1/2 cup orange juice 

2 tablespoons soy sauce 


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Mix the meats, panko, egg, garlic, onion, paprika, salt and pepper in a large bowl with your hands until completely combined. Scoop mixture into heaping tablespoons, then roll into neat balls. Transfer to a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Bake until cooked through, 25 to 30 minutes.
  3. Add pepper jelly, orange juice and soy sauce to a small pan. Cook over medium-high heat until it simmers, then remove from the heat. Pour jelly sauce over the meatballs and toss to coat.