My husband and I raise cattle on our farm here in southwestern Ontario, so it's no surprise that we're fond of these saucy meatballs. I know your family will like them, too. --Marion Foster, Kirkton, Ontario

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25 mins
15 mins
40 mins
22 servings


Original recipe yields 22 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • 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-in. balls. Place in two greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pans. Bake, uncovered, at 400 degrees F for 12-15 minutes or until meat is no longer pink.

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

198 calories; protein 8.7g; carbohydrates 13.1g; fat 12.4g; cholesterol 54mg; sodium 503.6mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (308)

Rating: 5 stars
This has got to be the best meatball recipe I've ever tried. The only changes I made was eliminating the excess salt, adding a couple cloves of garlic into the meatballs as well as the sauce, and I used homemade garlic-butter breadcrumbs. I also doubled the ingredients for the sauce because there seemed to be more meatballs than sauce. The sauce for the meatballs is similar to sweet and sour, but better. I paired it with this fried rice: My kids and husband inhaled it and asked for seconds. I plan on doubling the recipe next time and freezing half to cut down on time on easy nights. GREAT RECIPE! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
This was a really good recipe. I halfed the ground beef (that was all I had), but kept the sauce the same, as we like a lot of sauce. I also added red peppers to the sauce, and more garlic (4 cloves alltogether). An easier way to cook the meatballs is to bake them on a cookie sheet lined with tinfoil in the oven. Once they're done, let them cool for 1-2 minutes, and then take them off with a spatula. Just one less dish to clean up. Next time I am going to try to use more flavour in my meatballs - maybe more garlic, and other spices. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Looking for meatballs to take to a potluck. Great choice, with a few changes. I doubled the sauce (will triple next time) and added more honey as suggested by others. Also added a mix of teriyaki and soy sauces. Nice tangy-sweet taste, stayed together well in the crockpot... Let's see how the folks in the office like them!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
wha!!!!!!!! thought that they were a bit to goooowy while rolling them into balls, but if you think that, just wait and see how wonderful they become...just waiting to share them with my friends. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I save my 5-star reviews for life-changing meals. That said, this is a 4 1/2. Delicious and so simple. The meatballs are the perfect texture (and I'm picky about my meatballs) and the sauce is AWESOME! I did add an extra 3 or 4 cloves of garlic to the meatball mixture. I'm sure the recipe's fine without it, but we love garlic, so there's never too much. Only complaint: a touch too much salt. I'll cut back to 1tsp next time, as the soy sauce in the glaze has quite a bit. Overall great! A definite keeper! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I followed this recipe exactly for the sauce but, used store bought meatballs. The sauce was good but, a little to sweet for us. I think I will try this again with 1/2 the honey and some red pepper flakes to add some heat! If you like sweet ~ you will love it. Thanks for the new twist on meatballs. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
These were really yummy! Instead of using garlic cloves I used garlic powder instead. I'd recommend this to anybody that loves honey and garlic. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I've never been much for meatballs. THESE CHANGED MY MIND! Excellent flavor. Followed the recipe as written. The flavor of the sauce reminds me of General Tsao's chicken in the Wal-Mart deli that you can buy by the pound. In fact, my husband requests that I make my chicken strips and put the sauce from THIS recipe on them. This will be something I make regularly. I served it over a bed of egg noodles and a side of carrots. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Awesome !!!! My wife really loved them. I did not alter the recipe at all. Read More