Honey Garlic Appetizer Meatballs

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

Been making these for years always receiving rave reviews from family and friends. There is quite a bit of garlic in the recipe, but after being sauteed the flavor soaks into the meatballs and sauce.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 500 degrees.
  2. Mix meat, bread crumbs, milk, onion, eggs,& salt.
  3. Shape into 1” balls.
  4. (the smaller, the better).
  5. Place balls in a single layer on glass baking dish.
  6. Bake for 12 – 15 minutes and drain well and set aside.
  7. Melt butter in a saucepan and sauté garlic until tender.
  8. Add ketchup, honey,& soy sauce.
  9. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
  10. Add meatballs to sauce and return to a boil& simmer uncovered for 10 minutes until sauce glazes meatballs.
  11. These freeze exceptionally well for future party appetizers.
  12. Just defrost and place in crockpot on low for 4 hours.
Most Helpful

I changed it up a little but really enjoyed it. I lessened the ketchup and upped the soy sauce and used quite a bit of butter. I put it all in the food processor as I was worried about garlic chunks. We had it that evening at a party and it was good. The leftovers the next night were outstanding.

Krista Roes February 13, 2009

My first time making meatballs - it was delicious! I used ground round and there was virtually nothing to drain after baking - very lean. The meatballs tasted delicious even before adding sauce. The sauce was sweet and delicious! I froze ahead and then folowed crockpot re-heating instructions - worked great!

aprilharris2001 May 23, 2005

I made this last night. It was very good. I didn't think there was enough sauce for all the meatballs but it worked out perfectly - they were nicely coated, looked wonderful and tasted great.

Toadflax May 09, 2005