These meatballs pack a lot of flavor! They are perfect for a rainy or snowy day as some delicious comfort food…or in the middle of summer! It was quite warm today but I still decided to throw these together since we hadn’t had them for a while. The garlic and honey sauce is so full of flavor, both tangy and sweet at the same time. I always serve them with mashed potatoes since they kind of balance out the robust sauce; rice would work too. Bonus points since it is so easy to put together!

Honey Garlic Meatballs

Recipe from a family cookbook


  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 c. bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1/2 c. chopped onion
  • 2- 3 Tbsp. butter or margarine
  • 6 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 3/4 c. ketchup
  • 1/2 c. honey
  • 1/4 c. soy sauce

Combine ground beef, bread crumbs, egg, salt, pepper, and onion. Form into balls and pan-fry until brown. Remove from pan, cover, and set aside.

Melt butter in pan. Add the garlic and saute until tender. Add ketchup, honey, and soy sauce and bring to a boil. Return meatballs to pan and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 25-30 minutes.