Ginger Honey Garlic Meatballs

by Melissa on January 18, 2009


I made these meatballs as a trial run for an upcoming event. I was very pleased with how they came out. The meatballs themselves were very moist, and the sauce had a garlicky sweet flavor. The garlic is a little strong, but we love garlic so it was fine with us! I would highly recommend these next time you are looking for a warm, savory appetizer.


Ginger Honey Garlic Meatballs

  • 1 eggs
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons terriyaki sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. In a large bowl, combine egg and milk. Add the bread crumbs, onion,  salt and pepper. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into 1-inch balls. Place in to a greased 9×13 inch baking dish. Bake, uncovered, for 12-15 minutes or until meat is no longer pink.

Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, over medium-low heat,  saute garlic in butter until fragrant and tender. Stir in the ketchup, honey, terriyaki sauce and ground ginger. Increase heat to high and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Drain meatballs and add to sauce. Carefully stir evenly to coat and simmer for 10-15 minutes.

Adapted from, as seen on Crystal’s Creations.

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