Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Crockpot Honey Garlic Meatballs Recipe: The Ultimate Easy and Delicious Meal

 Welcome to my West Virginia kitchen!  Today, I'm excited to share a mouth-watering recipe that's sure to become a family favorite:  Crockpot Honey Garlic Meatballs.

Delicious crockpot honey garlic meatballs served in a bowl, garnished with fresh parsley and sesame seeds, showcasing their rich, glossy sauce.

This dish combines the savory flavors of garlic with the sweet touch of honey, all cooked to perfection in a crockpot.  It's east to prepare, making it an ideal choice for busy weeknights or relaxed weekend dinners.  I can't wait to share it with you so...

Let's Get Started!


To create these delightful Honey Garlic Meatballs, you'll need the following ingredients:

  • 1 (32 oz) bag of frozen homestyle meatballs
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic, minced


Step 1:  Prepare the Sauce
  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the honey, soy sauce, minced garlic, ketchup, rice vinegar, and sesame oil until well combined.
Step 2:  Crockpot Cooking 
  1. Place the frozen meatballs in the bottom of the crockpot in s single layer.
  2. Pour the honey garlic sauce over the meatballs ensuring they are fully coated.
  3. Cover and cook on LOW for 4-5 hours or HIGH for 2-3 hours, until the meatballs are cooked through and the sauce has thickened.
Step 3:  Serve and Enjoy
  1. Once cooked, transfer the meatballs to a serving dish.
  2. Garnish with chopped green onions and sesame seeds if desired
  3. Serve hot over rice, noodles, or as an appetizer.


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 Tbsp chopped parsley

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine ground beef, breadcrumbs, milk, egg, garlic powder, Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, and chopped parsley.  Mix well until all ingredients are evenly distributed.
  2. Form the mixture into 1-inch meatballs and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  3. In a large skillet, heat a little oil over medium-high heat.
  4. Add the meatballs and cook until they are browned on all sides.  This step is optional, but adds a delicious crust to the meatballs. 

  • Make it Spicy:  Add a teaspoon of red pepper flakes to the sauce for a spicy kick.
  • Gluten-Free Option:  Use gluten-free meatballs and tamari instead of soy sauce.  
  • Meal Prep:  These meatballs freeze well.  Prepare a double batch and freeze half for a quick meal later.

Delicious crockpot honey garlic meatballs served in a bowl, garnished with fresh parsley and sesame seeds, showcasing their rich, glossy sauce.


These Crockpot Honey Garlic Meatballs are not only incredible flavorful, but also versatile.  Whether you're hosting a party, preparing a family dinner, or looking for a meal prep option, this recipe has got you covered.  The slow-cooked method ensures the meatballs are tender and juicy, absorbing all the delicious flavors of the honey garlic sauce.

Try this easy and delicious Crockpot Honey Garlic Meatballs recipe and impress your family and friends with a dish that's packed with flavor.  Don't forget to share you creations with me by tagging me on social media and using the hashtag #HoneyGarlicMeatballs

And as always...

Happy Eatin' Y'all
~The Kitchen Wife~


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