Honey-Garlic Glazed Meatballs
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
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
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: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Fried-Rice-I/Detail.aspx 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
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: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Fried-Rice-I/Detail.aspx 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!
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.
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!!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Awesome !!!! My wife really loved them. I did not alter the recipe at all.
This was good!!! Will def make it again!
phenomenal! my husband made me make it once a week the past month!
These had a surprisingly good flavor. I wished I had made extra of the sauce but overall I found it to be a tasty different type of meatball.
Made the recipe exactly as directed, and it turned out great! I can definitely see myself making these meatballs often.
This recipe was amazing! I would make the honey garlic sauce for any recipe it was so good! I followed the recipe to a T (although I forgot to measure the onion for the meatballs) and everything turned out really well. The only thing is the garlic wasn't very strong in the sauce so I would add more the next time I make it. Thanks for the recipe! Definitely a keeper!
These were great, I only used the sauce part as I had meat balls made already. next time I want to make it from scratch to see how the meatballs are. this sauce would be great with chicken as well
Excellent recipe! Used store bought meatballs and cooked in a slow cooker. I doubled the sauce and added 1 tbsp pepper flakes. They took the meatballs over the top with their pop of flavor. Very nice variation to my usual (and popular) grape jelly/chili sauce recipe.
This is my go-to recipe when I need something quick for a last minute get-together. I use frozen meatballs & sometimes add little smokies. Since I always have the ingredients on hand, it's easy to put together & have ready to serve or take with you. It's good for anything from a potluck dinner to a football party.
Made these for a party - following the recipe exactly and making the meatballs from scratch. They were delicious! The meatballs were great plain and with the sauce were just fantastic. I put them out and they were gone - all 5-6 dozen - in minutes.
The meatballs were good, but the sauce was not my favorite. I ended up making homemade bbq sauce to go with the meatballs.
These were delicious. I added some extra spices to the raw meat and used less honey as advised in the sauce. To the sauce I added chilli, Worcester sauce and a few drops of liquid smoke. My OH loved it and I would make it again thanks to everyone for the recipe and all the tips.
mom wanted me to look up a better meatball recipe for our Christmas party and we loved it these were great and simple
I was very pleasantly surprised at how good these were! My husband AND my 3 year old both loved them. The only variations I made were to saute the onions before adding them to the hamburger mixture, and I used 1/2 BBQ sauce mixed with ketchup, because I was almost out of ketchup. I did halve the meatball portion of the recipe, but doubled the sauce after reading that many others did so. I'm glad I did, the sauce was delicious! Served with baked pineapple sweet potatoes, wonderful meal, I'l be making this again!
I doubled the sauce as suggested, next time i will not. it was too overpowering.
Took to potluck, everyone LOVED! Actually used the meatball recipe from my Betty Crocker cookbook, and the sauce from this recipe.
This was a great recipe. I loved the sauce. I used frozen meatballs which were just okay. I will try these next time with a homemade meatball. My son finished these up the next day. I will definitely make these again!
I added garlic to the meatballs and extra onions. Then for the sauce I added ginger, crushed red pepper and a mix of the honey and brown sugar then just a splash of fresh orange juice. It is fine with out the changes, but we thought it was to sweet. It is a great base for you to make your changes. The meatballs are not meant to eat alone, too bland. Also ifnyou like it saucy double it, but it is meant to be a glaze not soaked it sauce.
The sauce is what makes this recipe, and I just made the sauce and put it over boneless beef spare ribs. I browned them first, and then put them in the oven with the sauce poured over them for 2 hours at 350. They were tender, moist and delicious! I will definitely be trying the sauce with meatballs soon!
Loved it! Was all out of egg so I omitted it and it still held together. The taste was great and even my two yr old ate seconds!
I made the sauce for the second time today so decided to review the sauce only. I did use one tbl worcheshire sauce and two of the soy sauce. I also used breast strips and baked in the sauce. My vegetarian daughter used the sauce with the rest of the meal since I had some leftover. Will include in my rotation.
Excellent, will make again. Did double sauce like people recommended and added even more garlic since both my wife and I love garlic. Also, added a little hot chili sauce for a little spice.
LOVED these! So delicious and the sauce is perfect served over jasmine rice! Easy and delicious!
I made these last second for a potluck and they turned out fantastic. Due to time constraints, I started with a bag of frozen meatballs pre-cooked and cooked in the oven per package directions. Like others, I doubled the recipe and combined soy sauce and teryaki sauce for a fantastic flavor. It was a hit at the potluck and now everyone wants to know my secret!
My family loves this recipe. The first time I made I did it as per my DH's instructions of no tweeking until we know. They were great. But then I tweeked and added a dash of balsamic vinegar and about a half cup brown sugar to the sauce recipe and changed the ground beef to hot italian sausage. OMG so good.
I made these to take to a Super Bowl party, and I made them exactly as the recipe is written. Excellent, and the sauce is incredible for being made from such few and common ingredients. We did end up making another batch of sauce because the meatball to sauce ratio was not quite right. Overall, though, an excellent recipe.
These were really good. Family loved them. I halved the meatball portion of the recipe, but kept the sauce amount the same.
I made these in the slow cooker and they turned out pretty good. I substituted garlic salt for regular and added a bit of garlic powder to the meat balls. Still needed more flavor but I'm not quite sure what.
I was searching around for ground hamburger recipes, and since I had all the ingredients to make this, I thought I would give it a shot. Thanks to the "servings calulator" I was able to make 3 servings. At first I was a little leary of the sauce...it was so tangy! But, after the meatballs were added it tasted great! My (small) revisions: instead of egg I used 1 tablespoon olive oil, and I added a -tad- bit more honey to the sauce. I think next time I will lower the soy sauce and up the honey...just a little bit. I will definatley be making this again!!
My Husband and kids said this was the best meatball recipie they had ever eaten that is a huge complement as we are a fussy family when it comes to meatballs. The sauce was better than store bought and so easy to make. This one is in permenent rotation Thank you so much
AH-MAZ-ING!!! Love these!!! The sauce is better than any restaurants and EASY. This will definitely become a favorite at our house. Thank you!
These are excellent!! My favorite recipe for meatballs for sure.
Loved this dish! I wanted to make it more of a meal than an appetizer so I served them on a bed of rice with steamed broccoli... It was a hit! I'd definitely double the sauce though. I only made a half batch of meatballs and left the sauce as is and it turned out perfect!
This was just alright in my opinion. Needs more honey it tasted to soya saucy to me.
Definitely double the sauce. It is fabulous.
Absolutely delicious...made no changes....the sauce is soooooo good! After I cooked the meatballs, I put them in my crockpot and poured the sauce over...kept on warm till dinner....my 13 year old said they were the best and most tastiest cocktail meatballs I ever made....will make again...thanks!
I love this sauce recipe!!! The only thing I change is I have my own recipe for the meatballs. YUM YUM!! Add fried rice & a vegetable or salad for a scrumptious meal. This is my new go-to for meatballs.
These came out fabulous!
Great IF you love super sweet meatballs-my toddler loved it but then what kid doesn't like ketchup? If you serve with bitter greens and rice or asian noodles then it works otherwise be prepared for a very sweet suprise.
I had not ever made homemade meatballs before, but these were fairly easy to make and turned out great! I omitted the onions because I don't care for them. I used the suggestion of another reviewer and lined my pans with foil (non-stick) and that worked just fine. Less mess. They didn't stick at all. I doubled the sauce because it didn't look like quite enough. I actually made these for dinner, and although they were delicious, I think it would be much better as an appetizer for a party, since they are a little rich. I will definitely make them for my next get together!
Next time I will use the low sodium soy sauce. Other than that, these are delish! :)
WOW these are absolutely delicious. I made these for my sisters 40th birthday party, and I doubled the batch. Just as well, they were the first things to go out of all the food prepared :) Big thumbs up to this recipe.
These were excellent! I made them for a housewarming party and they were such a hit. I am going to be making these again. The sauce was prefect and they were great even once they got to room temp.
The meatballs were easy and fairly quick to make, but the part that touched the cookie sheet was burnt (not sure if it was my cookie sheet though). The flavor of the sauce was excellent, will make again if I can figure out how to do this without burning - maybe put them on a higher rack?
Wow! Excellent meatballs! Used ground turkey and extra onion, which I sauteed with garlic before adding to mixture. The sauce was good, and the recipe made plenty IMO. Very strong flavor, so we used sparingly with the meatballs. I used 1/2 honey and 1/2 brown sugar and it worked. Also would use less soy sauce next time. Served with mashed potatoes. Mmmm!
I live in Sweden. These are the closest thing to authentic Swedish meatballs that I have ever seen! I am not sure where people got the idea that Swedish meatballs have a gravy type sauce, but this is how they REALLY are. Thank You Taste of Home, for a real taste of home. :)
I took a chance and without ever trying the recipe, I made this for a bridal shower my friends and I were throwing. Bought store bought meatballs to save time (though Id rather make them), and made the sauce the night before. Took into consideration I like saucier meatballs and I needed to keep them warm in a crockpot, and we had a hit on our hands! Perfect blend of sweet and salty, and with a good hint of garlic running through it. Loved this recipe and will surely make them again. Perfect for a crowd!
Very unique sauce! These were easy to make and the meatballs were surprisingly tender even after reheating a few times!
I used ground veal instead of ground beef (no draining required) and a wee bit extra garlic in the meatballs is definitely a good idea. Solid recipe
Very good! I put started the meatballs in the slowcooker in the morning then after work I made a double batch of sauce, transferred all into roaster and baked for 45 minutes.
Nice recipe, so simple and turns out great. My family loves it!
Yummy! The flavor of these was very good! I cut the recipe in half and still was enough for my husband and two granddaughters to eat. Thanks for sharing!
A terrific recipe!! My husband and I love the meatballs! It has just the right amount of sweetness to it.
I'm basing this review on my husband as I didn't try it. He loved the meatballs and has make the recipe twice. He freezes the leftovers in individual portions for quick lunches.
Sorry, not our taste at all... Just tasted like sweet ketchup.
THIS WAS AWESOME!!! I only made the sauce part because I made turkey meatballs instead. These went over so well that last night I decided to make a brisket and in the last hour of baking I drained the juices off the brisket and poured this sauce over it. IT WAS DELISH!! I have some picky eaters in my house and this is something everyone loves now!!
This isn't quite what I expect from a honey garlic sauce (though similar) but it was not bad at all. I was pretty leery of all the ketchup, so I cut back on it a touch and it was still quite ketchupy but not in a too unpleasant way, though as I kept eating it, I liked it a bit less with each bite - but I realize the recipe is meant to be an appetizer with one or two meatballs per person, so if that's how it's served the ongoing ketchupy taste wouldn't be too much of an issue. The ketchup also made it really sweet which made me like it a bit less as well as I went on. Yes the honey added sweetness too of course, but it wasn't really a honey-sweet taste I was getting. Still though I have to say this was better than I thought it would be, and I had no issues with the meatballs except that the amount of milk would be WAY too much. I halved the recipe and used just a little splash of milk. I probably won't make it again as I'd like to find a true honey garlic recipe that is not ketchupy, but I will happily eat some leftovers for lunch tomorrow.
The sauce was awesome!! I think I will use a pound of ground turkey and a pound of ground beef next time. Somehow meat was too soft and didn't keep the good shape....
These are awesome! I've made for work party with frozen meatballs and everyone still loved them!
Loved the sauce. I served the meatballs over rice, and I too doubled the sauce as others recommended, and I added red pepper flakes. This sauce is definitely something I am going to try on chicken wings! *Update 6/20/13* I tried this sauce on chicken legs. Basted the legs with the sauce like a BBQ sauce...delicious!!!
These were fantastic. I was worried the ketchup would make the sauce too sweet, but it's perfect. I think next time I might add a little ginger for a bit of a kick, but they are super as is
I just finished making these and serving them for dinner. I used about 2.5 pounds of ground turkey, 3 eggs, 1 cup of milk and about 1 1/4 c. of seasoned bread crumbs. I omitted the salt and onion because the breadcrumbs were really flavorful, but now I wish I had put more seasoning in the meatballs. They were pretty bland. I tripled the sauce. I served it over rice. We have a TON of meatballs left over that my husband is excited to take to work! I'll definitely add this into our dinner rotation!
These were very yummy! I added a bit more homey though, because I have a sweet tooth. I served over rice and they didn't last longer than a day, next time I'll double the batch.
These were good, though perhaps a little too sweet. I used ground turkey instead of beef.
Tangy & Sweet!!! Yummy! Made it for a going away party and they were gone iin 5 minutes!!!
No changes needed, but I did double the sauce! Thanks for the great recipe!
this recipe is great!! im 20 years old and cant cook but this was an easy and fast dish and my fiance loved it! i did everything the recipe said to do, and i also served it over white rice. next time i think i will double the sauce so there's extra for the rice. great recipe!!
These were amazing! Cant wait to have them again!
I intend to use this recipe for an upcoming outdoor party as an appetizer. I will make a lot more of the glaze more of a sauce and keep it warming in a crock pot. I may even use just the meatball recipe next time I make meatloaf or burgers. The sauce is sweet and tastes similar to Asian sauces. The next time I make this I will reduce the amount of honey. I would love to try this glaze with chicken maybe add some toasted sesame seeds or with just some heat added like chili sauce or some other type of hot sauce the garlic (i used 2 whole heads of garlic) is nice but I wouldn't mind a kick of heat.
This was really tasty. A bit too sweet though. It wasn't garlicky though like I expected. The next time I will double the garlic and add some garlic to the meatballs as well. I served this as a main dish over a bed of steamed rice. It was very good and we enjoyed this dish. Thanks Marion, we thought these were great.
One review said that because they only had half of the beef, they used that but kept the sauce amounts the same. I was not a big fan unfortunately. The first few bites were amazing but then neither my boyfriend or I could finish. ... It may have had to do with the fact that we used dark soy sauce as well. May have to try again with proper ingredients because everyone else seems to love them!
This is my alltime favorite sauce for meatballs! I haven't actually made these from scratch, but this has become my go-to potluck recipe. I make a double batch of the sauce in a pan, then pour it over 2-3 pounds of premade frozen meatballs in the slow cooker. I usually cook on high for about an hour, then turn to low for 2-3 hours. I just take them to the party, plug in the crockpot on warm, and liten to people raving, "Mmm... who made these?!?"
Made this for my husband work party was such a hit they requested it a second time. I did add more garlic to the ground beef and a little garlic powder to the sauce. I also used some brown suger and halved the honey since you can't taste the honey anyway and honey isn't cheap. I omitted the salt from the ground beef since soy sauce is in the sauce. Great recipe
I feel like a cheater because I'm only rating the sauce, I did not make the meatballs. The sauce is TO DIE FOR! I am eating the sauce with turkey meatballs over rice. Next time, I will do chicken. It will taste like something from a great Chinese restaurant. YUM!
These meatballs are easy to make and they are delicious! I followed the recipe exactly.
These meatballs are out of this world! I accidently used only 1lb of meat for this recipe but it actually turned out great! So gooey and quite appetizing. If I could give it more stars I would :)
Absolutley easy and tasty. Meatballs are very good and the sauce is a great change to the regular red sauce or swedish meatball recipe. Great as an appetizer or main dish.
Super easy meatballs! I used 2/3 cup of oats instead of bread crumbs. Simple & delicious!
The meatballs are pretty good. I had to use roasted garlic bread crumbs due to being out of regular. The sauce was ok. Not that it wasn't good, it just wasn't fabulous. I think dumping a jar of Hoisin Sauce on this would've served the same purpose. The meatballs are a keeper and the sauce, it needs a tweak or two. While this sounds like a bad review, it was 4 stars and enjoyed.
Made these meatballs for a get-together we were throwing, and they were a hit. I will definitely be making these again.
Only gave 4 stars bc hubby wasn't crazy about them. He thought they were a bit sweet. However, my 3 year old daughter & I gobbled them up!! I didn't add the total amt of milk bc I was afraid of the meatballs being too mushy.
I followed the recipe exactly the first time and thought it was way too tangy and sweet. The second time around I cut the honey a bit and added about half a cup of barbecue sauce. The sauce was perfect after I added the bbq sauce and they weren't too bbqy.
These are excellent! And the glaze is great on chicken and pork as well. If I am making these for dinner, I add rough-chopped onions and peppers and a can of chunk pineapple, and I serve it over rice. Delicious!
These were fantastic! Didn't change a thing and we just loved them. Served over rice.
I love garlic so it's no surprise that I would like this recipe! I do have a bit of a problem to coat all the meatballs in the sauce so sometimes I make a little extra sauce so that the meatballs don't end up falling apart. I don't change anything about the recipe.
I made these for our housewarming party and they were a huge hit with the adults and children!!!!! I tripled the recipe and at the advice of other made extra sauce. I had plenty of sauce left over so I am not sure I needed to! I did at 3-4 extra cloves of garlic! I think next time I may add some garlic to the meatballs just to see how that would taste. These were sooooooo simple and yummy!
SOOOO DELICIOUS. I USED GROUND TURKEY! NEXT TIME...I WILL MAKE MORE SAUCE.
I made this for dinner tonight, my husband and I loved it. I did use a "helper" I used frozen Italian meatballs.
This was ok. Not sure if it was the bread crumber but it seemed as though something was off. Not sure.
These were a hit! I added minced garlic to the meatballs and doubled the garlic in the sauce. I substituted seasoned salt for regular salt and used ground turkey instead of beef. I also doubled the amount of sauce. Yum!