Honey Garlic Meatballs


These sweet and spicy slow cooker meatballs flavored with honey, chile-garlic sauce, and five-spice powder are easy to throw together and are a little different than all the other cocktail meatball appetizer recipes out there. You can adjust the heat level by adding more or less chili sauce.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
4 hrs
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
5 hrs 10 mins
25 meatballs


  • ½ cup ketchup

  • ¼ cup brown sugar

  • ¼ cup honey

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 tablespoons chile-garlic sauce

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 1 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder

  • 1 (2 pound) bag frozen cooked meatballs


  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 4 hours, stirring occasionally.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

516 Calories
23g Fat
44g Carbs
32g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Calories 516
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 30%
Saturated Fat 8g 42%
Cholesterol 151mg 50%
Sodium 1110mg 48%
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 30g
Protein 32g
Vitamin C 6mg 30%
Calcium 96mg 7%
Iron 4mg 24%
Potassium 632mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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