Honey Garlic Crockpot Meatballs

 That’s a tasty meatball! 

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Do you want to know what I love most about this recipe?  These Honey Garlic Crockpot Meatballs can be served as an appetizer or a main meal!

 

Serve with cute mini forks = appetizer

 

Serve over rice or noodles = main dish

 

Isn’t that great! So keep a bag of frozen meatballs on hand for those nights when you don’t know what to have for dinner, OR need a crowd pleasing appetizer.

 

 

Honey Garlic Crockpot Meatballs

Ingredients:

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/3 cup honey

1/2 cup ketchup

2 TB soy sauce

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 (28oz)  bag fully cooked, frozen meatballs

 

Directions

1. In a medium bowl, mix together brown sugar, honey, ketchup, soy sauce and garlic.

 

Honey Garlic Meatballs - Step 1

 

 

 

2. Place frozen meatballs in a 3-4 quart crockpot and pour sauce over meatballs. Stir so all meatballs are coated evenly. Cook on LOW for 4 hours, stirring occasionally.

 

Honey Garlic Meatballs - Step 2

 

 

 

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3.9 from 10 reviews
Honey Garlic Crockpot Meatballs
 
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Corey:
Serves: 6-8
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • 2 TB soy sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (28oz) bag fully cooked, frozen meatballs
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, mix together brown sugar, honey, ketchup, soy sauce and garlic.
  2. Place frozen meatballs in a 3-4 quart crockpot and pour sauce over meatballs. Stir so all meatballs are coated evenly. Cook on LOW for 4 hours, stirring occasionally.
  3. Use as an appetizer or serve over rice for a meal!

 

 

Here is what I used to make these Honey Garlic Crockpot Meatballs

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Comments

  1. Nice and easy. Thank you.

  2. These look great! I’m ready to try a new twist on the BBQ/grape jelly meatballs! Is there a specific brand of frozen meatball that you recommend?

  3. Could you make this with little cocktail hot dogs?

    • I have not done that before Nikki, but I think the flavor of the sauce would work great with cocktail hot dogs :)

  4. williamsmommyof5 says:

    I was struggling with a dinner idea for tonight because I forgot to take out meat. This is perfect. I plan to serve it with rice pilaf and broccoli. Perfect timing. Thanks!

  5. Could you cook it with fresh made non cooked meatballs but maybe for 8 hours?

  6. Unable to find 28oz bag. So maybe poured half 5 lb bag in crockpot. Started at 2:44 but should be ok in 3 hrs. My crockpot cooks really hot. Going to serve with white rice, peaches and maybe some veges. Tried your BBQ pulled chicken yesterday. Sooooo good. If meatballs turn out I may just be all about crockpot meals everyday. On day 2 of crockpot meals.

  7. Is TB Tablespoon?

  8. Cookin for 2+hrs just stirred and tasted the spoon yumm awesome sauce! followed the recipe ….. the best mix for sure !

  9. Sonia Hof says:

    Can I make this with fresh meatballs?

  10. I volunteered to bring meatballs to a party. I was going g to make the traditional one with the grape jelly. These sound like a delicious alternative. Do you use dark or light brown sugar?

  11. 4 hours ?….for a pre-cooked frozen product that can be bought with flavoring already on them ?…..i dont get it, i thought people want fast n easy ?…heres a test….do it slow cooker way for 4 hours or less than 20 minutes in the oven and tell me you can taste the difference….dont think so

    • @Marty

      The idea is to have dinner cooking while you run errands or a really slow cook so it can cook while you’re at work so you’re not “slaving over a hot stove” after a long day.

      Sounds like a great recipe, I think Id roll my own meatballs…turkey balls, with ginger, garlic, and green onions :)

      Thanks for the tip.

  12. Christy White says:

    I love the bold flavors! I enjoy being able to get things going ahead of time so I’m not chained to the kitchen when everyone is getting together! :-)

  13. Made them the other night and served them over rice for a meal. Not my favorite version and there was very little sauce to cover the rice.

  14. Any alternatives to honey? I have a baby under 1.

  15. Mathew Shelby says:

    We tried this recipe tonight and it was a hit in our family. The only change was we doubled the sauce. We used the “pantry” brand meatballs from Target and the kids asked for seconds.

  16. How long should I extend the cooking time if I am using fresh meatballs?

  17. I just put everything in the crock pot! Super easy and looks delicious! Serving it with beef flavored rice- a- roni and green beans! Can’t wait till dinner! My 9 year old son is very excited!

  18. Can you use something besides soy sauce? These sound amazing, but we’re allergic to soy…

  19. I just got a slow cooker & this will be my first meal. It’s a 6qt so do I need double the recipe or change the cooking time?

  20. Can these recipes cook for 8 hours on low as being at work all day 4 hours doesn’t work for me

    • for those who will be away longer than 4 hrs you can get one of those timers used for x-mas tree lights and set it to start at what ever time works for you

  21. Best meatball recipe ever! It was delicious! I will keep this recipe forever!

  22. Sounds good until you get to the frozen meatballs….it takes me 20 minutes to make fresh ones so from now on, I’ll make them fresh. The sauce is good though.

    • Yep, fresh ones taste great with this recipe too :)

      • Couple questions:
        1. I would think the fresh meatballs, even with binding agents, would still fall apart in the crock-pot if not baked or pan-fried a bit first to get them to stay together. What do you think? Thanks.

        2. Could I replace the ketchup with Hoisen sauce and the garlic with chili garlic sauce? Would this be too much sodium with the Soy sauce?

        Thank you!

        • Yes, I would do a quick pan fry to just brown the edges a little. As far as your #2… I can only say this. I have not used those sauces for this, so I can’t tell you how that would turn out. But if you do give it a try, please come back and let us know how it went!

  23. My husband loved these! I liked ‘em too but barely got to have any. Figured I’d be nice and let him have the whole pot! ;)

  24. These were delicious!!! The sauce was ridiculously good! Next time I would double the sauce just so I could have more of it! This recipe is definitely a keeper! :-)

  25. I just recently got into cooking different recipes I find on the internet, and this one is by far my favorite so far.. The sauce is PERFECTION. Thank you so much!

  26. Wondering if I can let the meatballs and sauce mixture sit mixed together in frig til ready to cook the 4 hrs. ?? Meatballs are frozen…all ingredients are cold.

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