Honey Garlic Meatballs

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Honey Garlic Meatballs are a sweet and savory dish that can be served in so many different ways and are a great change from meatballs in marinara sauce.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Honey Garlic Meatballs over rice on a red scalloped plate with a red and white dot tablecloth.

Honey Garlic Meatballs are a sweet and savory dish that can be served in so many different ways and are a great change from meatballs in marinara sauce.

Honey Garlic Meatballs over rice on a red scalloped plate with a red and white dot tablecloth.

These Honey Garlic Meatballs are great for family dinner or as an appetizer for your next party or get together. They are so quick and easy, freeze well and taste amazing. Make them with your favorite meatball recipe or buy premade ones in the freezer section of the supermarket.

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The key to this recipe is that they are different from your standard fare. Therefore, people can’t help but try them and then love them. Not the same old boring meatball.

  • Quick Meal: Great for a quick meal.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry.
  • Family Friendly:They are so different, they will love them.
  • Adaptable: Can make it into appetizers, sandwiches or main meals.
Top shot of Honey Garlic Meatballs over rice with scallions on top.

What You Need to Make Garlic Meatballs

Ingredients

  • Meatballs
  • Beef Broth
  • Soy Sauce
  • Honey

Equipment

How to Make Meatballs- Step by Step

  • Meatballs: First, prepare meatballs according to package directions. Coat the meatballs in the honey garlic sauce.
  • Sauce: Meanwhile, in a saucepan over medium heat, combine the beef broth, soy sauce, honey and brown sugar. Then cook together for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally and next add the garlic and ginger and continue to cook for 2 minutes.
  • Slurry: Next, in a small bowl, whisk together 1/2 cup hot water plus 2 Tablespoons of cornstarch to form a slurry. Whisk the slurry into the honey garlic sauce and increase heat to high. Bring the honey garlic sauce to a boil for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, then reduce to medium to continue simmering for 5 minutes.
  • Coat: Finally, coat the meatballs in the honey garlic sauce.
Plate of meatballs and rice on a red and white checked tablecloth with a glass of milk net to it.

Common Questions About Honey Garlic Meatballs

WHY ARE MY MEATBALLS TOUGH?

Certainly the main reason that meatballs are tough are from over mixing the mixture. Just mix until combined.

HOW DO I GET MY MEATBALLS TO STICK TOGETHER?

A binder needs to be used to keep them together. Egg and breadcrumbs are most often used.

RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Of course, these are great for parties and potluck dinners

CAN THIS RECIPE BE FROZEN?

Indeed, simply store in an airtight container or bag for up to three months.

WHAT TO SERVE WITH HONEY GARLIC MEATBALLS?

>Perfect Brown Rice
>Broccoli Bacon Salad
>Loaded Mashed Potato Casserole

Honey Garlic Meatballs over rice on a red scalloped plate with a red and white dot tablecloth.

Expert Tips for Making Meatballs

  • Substitute: The best part of this recipe is that you can use your favorite meatball recipe or buy frozen. Veal, Beef, Turkey, or Tofu can be used.
  • Short cut tip: Feel free to make these in the crockpot.
  • Top: Green onions, sesame seeds or fresh parley are great for these honey garlic meatballs.
  • Substitution for Soy Sauce: Liquid aminos, fish sauce, Worcestershire Sauce or Tamari.

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Honey Garlic Meatballs over rice on a red scalloped plate with a red and white dot tablecloth.

Honey Garlic Meatballs

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Honey Garlic Meatballs are a sweet and savory dish that can be served in so many different ways and are a great change from meatballs in marinara sauce.
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Servings: 5 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs Meatballs
  • 2 cups Beef Broth
  • 1/4 cup Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Honey
  • 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Minced Ginger
  • 4 cloves Garlic minced
  • 2 Tablespoons Cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup Hot Water

Instructions

  • Prepare meatballs according to package directions.
  • Meanwhile, in a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat, combine the beef broth, soy sauce, honey and brown sugar. Cook together for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the garlic and ginger and continue to cook for 2 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together 1/2 cup hot water plus 2 Tablespoons of cornstarch to form a slurry.
  • Whisk the slurry into the honey garlic sauce and increase heat to high.
  • Bring the honey garlic sauce to a boil for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, then reduce to medium to continue simmering for 5 minutes.
  • Coat the meatballs in the honey garlic sauce.

Expert Tips

  • Substitute: The best part of this recipe is that you can use your favorite meatball recipe or buy frozen. Veal, Beef, Turkey, or Tofu can be used.
  • Short cut tip: Feel free to make these in the crockpot.
  • Top: Green onions, sesame seeds or fresh parley are great for these honey garlic meatballs.
  • Substitution for Soy Sauce: Liquid aminos, fish sauce, Worcestershire Sauce or Tamari.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 652kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 131mg | Sodium: 1113mg | Potassium: 642mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 13IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 2mg

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