February 20, 2015

Honey Garlic Meatballs

Meatball recipe

That's a spicy meat-a-ball!

Actually it's not, it's quite sweet...and tangy. But it doesn't have the quite the same ring to it does it? :) But you could definitely make it spicy!

This whole meal comes together in about 20 minutes, it's quick to prep and you can have veggies, rice (or pasta), and the sauce cooking at the same time the meatballs are cooking, then everything finishes at the same time and just needs to cool. 

Could you use a store bought honey garlic sauce? You bet! But it's fun to try your own sauces from scratch every so often :)

  • 1 ¼ lb lean ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • ½  cup breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¾ cup water (divided into ½ and ¼)
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • ½ cup honey
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch

  • Preheat the oven to 375 F.
  • In a medium bowl, combine ground beef, egg, breadcrumbs, onion, salt & pepper. Mix with a fork or clean bare hands until very well combined. By hand, form into 1” meatballs, Place meatballs in a single layer on a cookie sheet and bake for 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, combine the garlic, ½ cup of water, the ketchup, honey and soy sauce. Bring to a boil over medium heat.
  • Lower the heat and let simmer for about 5 minutes. Now stir the cornstarch into the remaining ¼ cup water and add to the sauce. Stir, cover the pot and let cook for another 15 minutes, stirring once in a while.
  • Serve over meatballs and rice, pasta or couscous.

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Happy cooking!