Honey Garlic Crockpot Meatballs are a great crowd-pleasing appetizer. Make them for Football Sunday!
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Honey Garlic Crockpot Meatballs

Honey Garlic Crockpot Meatballs are a great crowd-pleasing appetizer or easy main dish. Try them for your family - they'll love them!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Asian
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 316kcal
Author: Nora Rusev



For the meatballs

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/2 inch piece ginger minced
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 scallion finely chopped
  • 1 small egg beaten
  • 1 tablespoon oil

For the sauce

  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 2-3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch


Make the meatballs:

  • Add all ingredients EXCEPT for the oil to a large bowl. Knead very well (best with the hook attachment of a handheld mixer) until a smooth "dough" forms.
  • Using 1 heaping teaspoon of meat mixture, shape a small and firm meatball between the palms of your hands. Repeat until you've used all the mixture.
  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Working in batches, brown the meatballs until cooked all the way through. Remove from the pan and set aside.

Make the sauce:

  • Whisk together all ingredients for the sauce in a medium bowl.

Cook the meatballs:

  • Combine the meatballs and sauce in a 4-5 quart slow cooker. Cook on HIGH for 2-3 hours, then remove the lid and finish cooking uncovered for 30 minutes or until the sauce has thickened.


Serves 3-4 as a main or 6-8 as an appetizer (depending on other dishes served and how big your appetites are).


Calories: 316kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 1033mg | Potassium: 507mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 89IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 4mg