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Honey Garlic Meatballs

Rated as 4.83 out of 5 Stars

"These Asian-inspired meatball appetizers are easy to throw together and are a little different than all the other cocktail meatball recipes out there. You can adjust the heat level by adding more or less garlic chili sauce."
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5 h 10 m servings 516
Original recipe yields 5 servings (25 meatballs)


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  1. Combine ketchup, brown sugar, honey, garlic, chile-garlic sauce, soy sauce, and five-spice powder together in a bowl. Let sauce stand at room temperature for 1 hour.
  2. Add frozen meatballs to a slow cooker. Pour sauce over meatballs and toss gently to coat.
  3. Cook on Low for for 4 hours, stirring occasionally.


  • Partner tip: Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 516 calories; 23.4 44.4 31.5 151 1110 Full nutrition

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Simple and delicious. 1. Double sauce even for 1/2 amount of meatballs 2. Didn't wait one hour to add meatballs 3. Used 1 tsp ginger instead of Chinese 5 Spice Powder 4. Used Heinz chili sau...

Very good! I had some homemade mini meatballs in the freezer, so I just used those and cut the recipe down accordingly. I did only use 1/2 of the Chinese Five Spice, b/c I know it can be strong,...

We are making this regularly. We also like the sauce prepared simmered on the stovetop until the sugar is dissolved, then poured over oven baked popcorn chicken. Very good!

Delicious! Everyone loved it!

These were easy, and fabulous!!

I made my meatballs from scratch and made this sauce. After my meatballs were baked and done, I added them to this sauce, simmered for about 5 minutes and it was delicious.

These were a huge hit!! With so much food made that evening, the meatballs were by far the crowd favourite!

This was awesome! It's my go-to recipe for meatballs right now. Me and the hubby loved it! I made it exactly as written the first time and my only regret was not doubling the sauce. So that's wh...

Made 3 different styles of meatballs for a party, these were the favorite! I had to make a 40 minute trip to get the Chinese 5 spice, but it was worth it. I doubled the volume of the glaze for t...