Make your favorite meatball recipe or better yet “cheat” and buy them frozen. This would be a recipe for small meatballs, not those giant things that go on spaghetti. Cook them thoroughly. (Don’t forget your food thermometer! Ok, so, I have never used a food thermometer to make this recipe but you really ought to because ground meat is like that.)
Before the advent of frozen meatballs, my mother generally mixed ground beef, onion soup mix, an egg and breadcrumbs together for the meatballs for this recipe. Clearly meatballs themselves are not her specialty but it doesn’t really matter because, well, the sauce is the thing.
Combine 1 package of onion soup mix, one small jar apricot jam/preserves, 1 small bottle russian dressing in a small saucepot. Heat until melted/combined. Pour over meatballs. Then you can serve or you can throw them in a crockpot on low and let them work their party magic. Rumor is that you can serve them over rice or noodles, but can’t say that I have ever done such a thing.