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How to Make Mouthwatering Honey-Garlic Meatballs

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Honey-Garlic Meatballs

Honey-Garlic Meatballs

How to Make Honey-Garlic Meatballs

My mother is always experimenting with easy dishes to make for her weekly church dinners, and these honey-garlic meatballs always garner rave reviews. She developed the recipe and passed it down to me.

I like to serve this dish as a main entree paired with a side dish of buttered noodles. I also prefer using leaner hamburger meat and Italian-style breadcrumbs. Feel free to experiment with the ingredients and add your own twist!

Preparation and Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

25 min

15 min

40 min

60-65 meatballs


  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce


  1. Add the ground beef, breadcrumbs, milk, onion, eggs, and salt into a large bowl. Make sure to mix everything thoroughly.
  2. Shape the mixture into 1" balls. You can do this with a spoon or a meatball-shaping tool, but I like to use my hands because it's the easiest way to shape a perfect ball.
  3. Place the meatballs onto a large cookie sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes at 500 degrees.
  4. Drain the meatballs well after removing them from the oven. Put them in a large bowl and set them aside while you make the sauce.
  5. For the sauce, melt the butter in the microwave. Once it's melted, add the garlic and microwave it until the garlic is tender.
  6. Add ketchup, honey, and soy sauce to the garlic butter and heat it through in the microwave.
  7. Pour the sauce into the bowl and stir until the meatballs are covered.
  8. Enjoy!


Brittany on July 21, 2020:

I just tried this recipe and omg its its amazingly good

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Leslie Ramos (author) from Denver, Colorado on May 05, 2014:

I hope you do try it SandCastles. Let me know how it goes!

SandCastles on May 04, 2014:

Yum, I'm going to try this recipe!

Ted Gardner from Denver, Colorado on December 13, 2013:

Can not wait to try these soon......

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