Honey Garlic Meatballs

31 Aug

I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this before but I’m a bit of a perfectionist. I don’t think something is worth doing unless it is done exactly right. This causes a lot of stress in my life at times. I’m working on it. But in the meantime, I found a way to make uniformly sized meatballs with ease…and it makes me happy! Now they are all the perfect and exact same size! Ok, maybe I’m a bit too excited about this.

After you mix the meatballs, flatten the mixture into a 1 inch thick rectangle. Try to make sure it’s an even amount of inches in both directions. Does that make sense? The length of the meat mixture was 9 inches and the width was 6 inches. Cut into 1 inch squares then roll into a ball. Awesome, right?

Anyway, to the recipe. Football season is upon us and I thought it would be nice to share a tasty, easy appetizer for your football gatherings. Joel and I both graduated from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln so we are huge Husker fans. We have a lot of friends that also are alumni so we always get together for each and every game. I first tried this recipe at one of these parties and they were the first thing to disappear. These are a great addition to any appetizer spread.

Honey Garlic Meatballs
recipe from Taste of Home’s The New Appetizer

*Notes: I make these up an hour or two before hand and throw them in the crockpot on the warm setting. Spray measuring cup with non-stick cooking spray before measuring out honey, that way it won’t stick. I think these would be great with ground chicken, turkey or pork too!

2 eggs
3/4 cup milk
1 cup dry bread crumbs
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
2 tsp. salt
2 lbs. ground beef
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 Tbsp. butter
3/4 cup ketchup
1/2 cup honey
3 Tbsp. soy sauce

1. In a large bowl, combine eggs and milk. Add the bread crumbs, onion and salt. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into 1 inch balls. Place in two greased 15-in. x 1-in. baking pans. Bake, uncovered, at 400 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until meat is no longer pink.
2. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, saute garlic in butter until tender. Stir in the ketchup, honey and soy sauce. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Drain meatballs; add to sauce. Carefully stir to evenly coat. Cook for 5-10 minutes.

Recipe linked to This Chick Cooks, Jam Hands, Mouthwatering Monday’s, Naptime Creations and Full Plate Thursday.

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10 Responses to “Honey Garlic Meatballs”

  1. June Scott September 1, 2011 at 9:43 am #

    These look delicious, Meg! I am definitely going to try them with turkey. And your idea for perfectly proportioned balls is ingenious! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Ali September 1, 2011 at 10:14 pm #

    I wanted to thank you for sharing this delicious recipe at Recipe Sharing Monday. Be sure to come back next Monday — there will be a little surprise for you there. :)

  3. Miz Helen September 5, 2011 at 1:10 pm #

    Hi Meg,
    What great looking Meatballs, they look delicious! Hope you will have a great week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  4. Carrie November 9, 2011 at 12:01 am #

    Pinned this, they look awesome! Your newest email subscription recipient!

  5. Nurse on the Run May 3, 2012 at 10:37 am #

    I made these last night, and they were absolutely delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  6. fivemencers December 27, 2013 at 11:44 am #

    Just found these on Pinterest and made them for lunch. I added a squirt of sriracha and wow- so yummy! Tastes like it came straight out of an Asian restaurant. :)

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