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These Honey Garlic Meatballs are sweet with a little bit of heat. Made easy in the slow cooker, they are perfect for dinner or to serve as an appetizer.

Start with your favorite frozen meatballs (beef, chicken, turkey, plant/veggie) and add the simple sauce for a meal that will impress.

overhead shot of honey garlic meatballs in a white bowl sprinkled with green onions

I’ve been on a meatball kick lately and these crockpot honey garlic meatballs are next in the lineup. They are simple to make – pick your favorite frozen meatballs, add them to the slow cooker, then whip up the sweet and spicy honey garlic sauce to pour over the top.

The sauce is the same sauce I use in my popular crockpot honey bourbon chicken recipe, which is actually bourbon-less and I’m constantly reminded of (it gets people all riled up! lol).

The sauce is named after Bourbon Street but to avoid confusion this go-round, I’m just calling these honey garlic meatballs.

After a few hours in the slow cooker, you’ll have a dish ready to serve with some sides, or stick some toothpicks in them and serve them as an appetizer.

Why you’ll love these Honey Garlic Crockpot Meatballs

  • They’re delicious! The sauce is the perfect blend of sweet and spicy.
  • They’re easy. Because you start with frozen meatballs, there’s hardly any work to be done and because they’re made in the slow cooker, they’re very hands-off.
  • They’re versatile. Don’t like beef? Use chicken meatballs. Vegetarian? Use plant-based meatballs.
  • They’re also versatile in that they can be used as your main protein with a side like rice, or you can serve them as an appetizer.

Crockpot Honey Garlic Meatballs

These Honey Garlic Meatballs are sweet with a little bit of heat. Made easy in the slow cooker, they are perfect for dinner or to serve as an appetizer.


  • Slow Cooker


  • 2 lb fully cooked frozen meatballs beef, chicken, pork, turkey, veggie
  • ¾ cup honey
  • 1 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • 4 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves minced garlic or 1 teaspoon minced garlic in oil
  • ½ cup diced onion
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes

How to Make Caramelized Onions


  • Pour the frozen meatballs into the basin of a 6 quart slow cooker.
  • In a medium bowl, add the honey, soy sauce, ketchup, oil, garlic, onion and red pepper flakes. Stir well to combine. Pour the sauce over the meatballs.
  • Cover and cook on HIGH for 2.5-3 hours or LOW for 4-6 hours.
  • Stir and serve. Garnish with sliced green onions, if desired.


Use any fully cooked frozen meatball you like – beef, chicken, turkey, pork, veggie/plant based.If you want to thicken the sauce,  to a small bowl, whisk together 2 Tablespoons cold water with 1 Tablespoon cornstarch. Once whisked, spoon in a bit of the sauce from the slow cooker, mix, and then pour back in & stir to thicken. 


Serving: 1gCalories: 440kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 24gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 108mgSodium: 1742mgPotassium: 141mgFiber: 1gSugar: 32gVitamin A: 114IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 95mgIron: 3mg

Nutritional information is an estimate and provided to you as a courtesy. You should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients used in your recipe using your preferred nutrition calculator.

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