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Honey Garlic Party Meatballs

These Honey Garlic Party Meatballs are an entertaining staple with a delicious sweet and spicy sauce. 

Now that the holidays are behind us, we can shift away from all the sweets and get ourselves ready for Bowl Games and the mothership of all football games, the Superbowl!

Currently, I’m in Tampa Florida for the Outback Bowl where our LSU Tigers will face the Iowa Hawkeyes.

I don’t know what the heck a Hawkeye is, but I know that they have migrated to Florida in the masses.

They. Are. Everywhere.

Their fans that is. Not actual Hawkeyes. Remember, I wouldn’t know one if I saw one.

I thought while I’m away I’d share with you a fun recipe for those of you who will be watching the game at home.

I like to call that activity  “homegating”. Tailgating in your own home!

Honey Garlic Party Meatballs

These meatballs aren’t your traditional meatball appetizers. For starters they’re made with ground pork rather than ground beef.

Then, instead of dousing your meatballs with barbeque sauce we’re using a mixture of  ketchup, honey, soy sauce and the secret ingredient to make them party meatballs…..Tabasco!

Honey Garlic Party Meatballs

Simple.  Tasty. Easy to pop em’ on a toothpick & gooble.

All the necessary requirements for serving up  fabulous gameday munchies.

Oh, and if you’re here for the “announcement” these party meatballs are headed to the Taste of Home Cooking School shows in both Mississippi and Louisiana with……………..ME!

That’s right friends I’m ready to bring my meatball appetizers to quite a large party.


More details soon!!!!

But for now, make my Honey Garlic Party Meatballs.

Honey Garlic Party Meatballs

Honey Garlic Party Meatballs

Honey Garlic Party Meatballs

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

The sweet and spicy Honey Garlic sauce make these meatballs party ready.


  • For the Meatballs:
  • 2 lbs. ground pork (or beef)
  • 3/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, pressed
  • For the Sauce:
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 2 medium cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Tabasco sauce, (or other hot sauce, to taste)


    Combine all ingredients for the meatballs in a medium-sized bowl; mix well and form into 1 to 1 1/2 inch balls. Brown in skillet; drain. Reduce heat.
    In a separate bowl, whisk together the sauce ingredients then pour onto the meatballs. Simmer on low heat for 30 minutes. If serving as an appetizer for a crowd add meatballs to slow cooker after browning, and keep the temperature on low. Makes approximately 24-28 meatballs (depending on size).

Just do it. They’re delicious.

And if you want to follow my journey while in Tampa, pop over to Instagram and say hello.


  1. My jar of honey was, well, sad–so I substituted Steen’s. They were wonderful! Thanks for this great recipe.

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