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Cinnamon Rum Glazed Meatballs

Spice Islands®

Cinnamon Rum Glazed Meatballs


  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes

24 meatballs



1 pound lean ground pork

3 strips uncooked bacon, finely minced

1/3 cup finely ground soda cracker crumbs

1 egg

1-1/2 teaspoons Spice Islands® Ground Saigon Cinnamon

Cinnamon Rum Glaze

2 apples, cored and very finely diced

1/4 cup butter OR margarine

1 cup dark rum

1 cup brown sugar

2 tablespoons finely chopped green bell pepper

2 teaspoons Spice Islands® Ground Saigon Cinnamon

1 teaspoon Spice Islands® Crushed Red Pepper

1/2 teaspoon Spice Islands® Ground Mustard


Preheat oven to 350°F.

Combine all meatball ingredients in a large bowl.  Form into 1 to 1-1/4- inch balls.  Place on greased baking pan.  Bake for 30 minutes or until cooked through.

To make sauce, melt butter in large skillet over medium heat.  Add apples and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.  Add rum; increase heat and cook until sauce is reduced by half.  Add brown sugar, green bell pepper, cinnamon, crushed red pepper and mustard and bring to a boil.  Boil for 1 minute.  Add meatballs and stir to glaze well.

Serve immediately or transfer to a slow cooker to serve.

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