Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Meatballs Recipe
An Easy Appetizer or Meal!
These honey garlic meatballs are one of my new favorite meatball recipes! I am a sucker for a good honey-garlic combo.
This is what about 28 ounces of meatballs looks like. I often have a big bag of the Costco Italian frozen meatballs on hand because they are delicious, and they usually cost less per pound than the plain ground beef you would use to make homemade meatballs.
So simple! The sauce only requires 5 ingredients – brown sugar, honey, ketchup, soy sauce, and garlic. I usually have these ingredients on hand at any give time.
Place the frozen meatballs in the slow cooker. Mix up the simple and delicious sauce. Pour the sauce over the meatballs. Stir to coat the meatballs with the sauce. Then just let the slow cooker do the rest. It is good to stir the meatballs around once or twice during the cooking time to help keep the sauce distributed evenly though.
P.S. I love using a slow cooker liner in my Crock-Pot. It makes clean-up a lot easier! You can find them at nearly any grocery store or buy them online. I like both Reynolds and PanSaver, but PanSaver seems to be slightly better quality.
The meatballs only need about 4 hours on low before they are ready to serve! After lunch, if you realize you still don’t know what to serve for dinner, you still have time to pull this slow cooker meal together. (Yes, this happens to me often.) Throw some rice in the rice cooker at the same time with a delay timer and your meal is nearly complete.
If you are really in a bind for time, you can just warm the meatballs in the oven at 350 for about 30 minutes (or according to package directions), warm the sauce in a small saucepan, then pour the sauce over the meatballs before serving. Quick, easy, and delicious! See more 30-minute meals.
UPDATE for Instant Pot Users:
If you have an instant pot, you will love this instant pot recipe! You can throw these together quickly! Just put the sauce in the pot and hit the “saute” button while you stir the ingredients. Once it’s bubbly, stir in the frozen meatballs. Turn off the saute, put the lid on, and then hit cook them at high pressure for 4 minutes! (Yes that’s right!). When the time is up, let it naturally release for 10 minutes and then your meatballs are ready to go! YUMMY and fast and EASY!
Recipe from Family Fresh Meals.
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- Barbecue Bacon Meatballs
- Teriyaki Meatballs
- Chipotle Meatballs
- Turkey-Quinoa Fajita Meatballs
- Freezer Meal Meatballs
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