Caribbean Mango Sauced Meatballs
Caribbean Mango Sauced Meatballs have a fruity, sweet and spicy flavor and are a perfect appetizer for parties. Moist, tender meatballs coated in a thick, gooey sauce.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 30 meatballs
- 1 cup panko bread crumbs
- 3 tablespoons mango habanero hot sauce divided (or preferred hot sauce)
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- ¼ cup minced mango
- 2 pounds lean ground beef
- 2 tablespoons light olive oil
- ½ cup mango juice or nectar
- ⅓ cup honey
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch mixed with 2 tsp water
Preheat oven to 300° F. In a large bowl, stir together egg, bread crumbs, 1-tablespoon hot sauce, paprika, salt and pepper. Add mango and ground beef and mix together completely by hand. Roll into roughly 30 (1-inch) balls.
Heat olive oil in a large nonstick pan or skillet to medium-high heat. Brown meatballs in two batches, about 2-3 minutes per side. Place on a large baking sheet 1-inch apart and bake 15 minutes, or until internal temp reaches 160° F. Remove from oven.
Meanwhile: Stir together mango juice, honey and remaining hot sauce in a small saucepan over medium heat just until boiling. Stir in cornstarch, heat one minute more or until thickened. Toss with cooked meatballs and serve immediately. If serving as an appetizer, insert a toothpick in center of each.
Calories: 73kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 73mg | Potassium: 121mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 95IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 0.8mg