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Two Ways Honey Garlic Meatballs

There is one meal that my kids are all guaranteed to eat, and that meal is meatballs. It doesn’t matter what kind, but these honey garlic meatballs have had the best reaction from my own whole family. It doesn’t matter whether or not they are cooked in the oven or the slow cooker, they are still going to taste great!

Honey Garlic Meatballs

Honey Garlic Meatballs

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This is a simple recipe, leaning on the side of frugal, the most expensive thing being the darn meatballs themselves because I don’t like to handle raw meat, plus these save a lot of time for you. I buy a bag of meatballs from Walmart or get them from Costco.

What you need:

  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 28 oz. fully cooked frozen meatballs

How to make Honey Garlic Meatballs Sauce

Toss your meatballs into your slow cooker or casserole dish.

Mix together the honey, soy sauce, ketchup, brown sugar and garlic. Tip don’t use brand name ketchup for cooking like this, instead get the store brand and save a little money, plus there really isn’t a taste difference.

Pour over your meatballs, stir it around a bit.

Honey Garlic Meatballs

Either cook them in your slow cooker or in your oven:

Slow cooker – low for 3-4 hours.
Oven – in a covered casserole dish at 30 for 45 minutes.

Either way you chose to cook them, they really don’t take long to go from the freezer to your plate. Especially when using pre-made meatballs, which makes these a great meal to serve to your family during the week.

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Personally I prefer to make these in my slow cooker. The reason behind this is because then the meatballs really take on the honey garlic flavor from the sauce.

These honey garlic meatballs are definitely a family pleaser.

Honey Garlic Meatballs

Honey Garlic Meatballs

Yield: 5 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 5 minutes

This honey garlic meatballs recipe is great for baking in the oven or tossing in your slow cooker. Simple and a family pleaser.


  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 28 oz. fully cooked, frozen meatballs


  1. Mix together the sugar, honey, ketchup, soy sauce, and garlic together in a small bowl.
  2. Pour over meatballs and toss to coat.
  3. Either cook them in your slow cooker or in your oven:
  4. Slow cooker - low for 3-4 hours.
  5. Oven - in a covered casserole dish at 30 for 45 minutes.
Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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