Honey Garlic Crockpot Meatballs

Honey Garlic Crockpot Meatballs on a white platter with mini forks

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.

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Honey Garlic Crockpot Meatballs

  • 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.
    Sauce and seasonings in a mixing bowl
  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.
    Pouring sauce over meatballs
    Honey Garlic Crockpot Meatballs in a white bowl with mini forks
    Child smiling at a bowl of Honey Garlic Crockpot Meatballs

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4.93 from 245 votes

Honey Garlic Crockpot Meatballs

Author Corey Valley
Do you want to know what I love about this recipe? This Honey Garlic Crockpot Meatballs can be served as an appetizer or a main meal with rice or noodles.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes

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

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, mix together brown sugar, honey, ketchup, soy sauce and garlic.
  • 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.
  • Use as an appetizer or serve over rice for a meal!

Nutrition

Calories: 90kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Sodium: 390mg | Potassium: 77mg | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 75IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.3mg

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Post updated September 2020

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239 Comments

    1. Doree Post says:

      5 stars
      I used this recipe for our KC Night with the ladies (knitting, crocheting) last week and it was a big hit! I served rice, too, for the men to have as dinner! Thanks for this!

    2. Which rice did you use. I bought brown and white but haven’t made yet

    3. 5 stars
      Hi! I found this recipe searching for NYE foods. Just now made it tonight, using Aldi meatless meatballs. They were delicious, people couldn’t believe I’d made the sauce myself. Thank you!

  1. 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?

    1. I love Trader Joe’s Meatballs 🙂

    2. Barbara Hayes says:

      Trader Joe’s Meatballs are the best!

    3. Which Trader Joe meatballs is the best? The turkey meatballs or the mini or the Italian?

    4. Turkey are my favorite 🙂

    5. Making this recipe this week for my mother in law..she loves herself some meatballs😋

    6. Chelsea Hoogendoorn says:

      I’m wanting to use an instant pot instead, what cook time would you recommend?

    7. Laura I was wondering what recipe you used for the grape jelly and BBQ meatballs

    8. 2 lb. ground beef
      3/4 cup quick oats
      2 eggs
      1/3 bennets chile sauce
      1 1/4 tsp salt
      form in balls, bake at 400 for 15 to 20 min.

      Sauce: 1 cup bennet’s chili sauce
      3/4 cup concord grape jelly
      cook 3 to 5 min.
      mix with meatballs.
      Is important to use the brands I listed because there definitely is a difference in taste of the
      chili sauce & jelly’s.
      This an old & popular recipe. My family & friends really like it, however I am going to try the Honey,garlic recipe as it sounds good.

    9. Amanda Martin says:

      My grandma makes them like this! They are the best!

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

    1. I have not done that before Nikki, but I think the flavor of the sauce would work great with cocktail hot dogs 🙂

  3. 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!

    1. YUM! Sounds like a perfect dinner 🙂

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

    1. 4 stars
      I brown my fresh meatballs in the oven and then add to crockpot. I don’t use frozen meatballs

    2. Rebekah C Labell says:

      How long do you brown your meatball before putting them in the crockpot?

    3. Hi! I’m totally making this! I wanted to use fresh meatballs can you tell me how long you put them in the crockpot and high or low?