I was talking about making a crock-pot meatball recipe last week and after several requests, I am passing that recipe on to you!  It's a Honey Garlic Meatball recipe that I found online, but I altered the recipe a bit...

The recipe calls for frozen meatballs, but I decided to step it up a notch (they were out of frozen meatballs at Family Fare...) and make my own!

Meatball Ingredients:

  • 1 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 1 egg

Meatball Recipe

Step 1: Combine the ground beef, bread crumbs, milk, Worcestershire sauce, onion, egg, salt and pepper in a large mixing bowl.

Step 2: Mix the ingredients together until everything is evenly blended.

Step 3: Roll the mixture up into ping-pong size balls.

Step 4: Heat oven to 400 degrees and place meatballs on a greased (use spray, butter, or whatevs you want) pan or cast-iron skillet.

  • If you used a pan, place the meatballs on the pan in the oven and bake uncovered 18 to 22 minutes or until no longer pink in center.
  • If you used a cast-iron skillet, cook on medium-high heat on the stove until meatballs are lightly browned, then transfer the skillet into the oven and bake uncovered 13 to 18 minutes or until no longer pink in center.

Step 5: Set meatballs in your crock-pot at low heat while you prepare the sauce!

Sauce Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 TB soy sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

Sauce Recipe

Now it's time for that yummy sauce!

Step 1: Combine brown sugar, honey, ketchup, soy sauce, and minced garlic in bowl.  Stir until you've reached a consistency you are pleased with.

Step 2: That's it!  The sauce was the easy part!

Final Recipe

Let's combine the sauce and the meatballs!

The only step left: Pour your sauce in the crock-pot and cook that bad boy for about an hour in a half on low(if you ended up using frozen meatballs, the recipe calls for 4 hours on low).

Let me know if this turned out well for you!  I made the mistake of putting the freshly cooked meatballs in the crock-pot for about 3 hours and the sauce ended up a bit burned onto the meatballs.  But, if you only cook them together in the crock-pot for about an hour in a half, they turn out quite yummy!