Honey Garlic Pork Meatballs

The Best Sweet and Sour Meatballs
The Best Sweet and Sour Meatballs
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1 pound Ground pork lean
1 Large eggs beaten
¼ cup Bread crumbs fine dry
2 tbsp Cilantro finely chopped
2 Green onion finely chopped
4 cloves Garlic minced
1 scant tsp Salt
Black pepper to taste
2 tsp Butter
½ cup Ketchup
¼ cup Honey
1½ tbsp Soy sauce
Sriracha sauce or Tabasco, to taste

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Honey Garlic Pork Meatballs


My kids love these Honey Garlic Pork Meatballs and I know if they have any friends coming over, I have to make double the recipe because there are definitely never enough meatballs for more than 3 helpings! The team-up of honey and garlic giving these little morsels a perfect coating.

Minced pork, when cooked, has a soft texture unlike beef which can tend to be more dry and coarse. Serve hot with Italian spaghetti or simple white rice.

To make Honey Garlic Pork Meatballs, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Honey Garlic Pork Meatballs

Steps to make Honey Garlic Pork Meatballs


Preheat oven and prepare baking sheet


Preheat the oven to 400 °F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet, with aluminum foil and lightly spray with nonstick cooking spray.


Prepare meatball mixture


In a large bowl, use your hands to combine pork with the beaten egg, bread crumbs, cilantro (if using), green onion, 1 clove minced garlic, salt and pepper until well blended.


Portion meatballs


Using your hands, roll and shape the meatball mixture into balls about 1-inch in diameter, roughly ⅝-ounce each. Transfer to the baking sheet.




Bake in preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, until meatballs are cooked through and no longer pink.


Melt butter


In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter until foamy.


Add garlic


Add remaining 3 cloves of minced garlic and cook, while stirring, for about 1 minute.


Add sauce ingredients


Add ketchup, honey, soy sauce, and hot sauce, if using and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat and simmer for about 1 minute.




Combine and coat meatballs with the sauce and serve hot with a side dish of your choice or enjoy as it comes!

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Total Reviews: 21
Pamela Macgowan

Very nice texture kinda crunchy and all sour which is exactly the type of meatballs I was looking for.

Amiah Zayat

I had mine cold for lunch at work today and thankfully it still tasted good id say even better cold to be honest.

Austyn Wyeth

Bow pasta is a great side dish for this or even white rice it helps cool the spiciness down and fills you up for dinner/lunch or whatever you time of the day you made this for.

Alora Leger

I went with ground beef instead of pork grips the flavor more.

Noel Piscoya

Cilantro kinda taste funky in this dish wouldn't recommend it.

Campbell Skuba

My kids LOVEEE this freaking meatball recipe with fries no sauce needed too which makes it even better.

India Durecki

Took such a long time to make this i liked it but going to stick with something less spicy instead like the pesto meatballs with garlic.-

Addie Starlings

Bite from heaven first time ive ever made anything like this in my life.

Angelique Lien

The taste reminded me a bit of buffalo wings lol really good.

Mercy Abramson

Honey garlic stuff goes well with about every type of meat and also curly fries are a great side dish.

Arely Baab

This and the poundcake with strawberry glaze for dessert are good thx for sharing 5 star meal right here.

Macey Babani

Loving the meatballs going to try them out but grounded chicken and pork mixed.

Gretchen Takaki

Way too much soy sauce you'll only need about a teaspoon.

Annelise Rolloff

Frying them makes it more crunchy and less likely to break apart if anyone is having trouble.

Adilene Pay

Amazing for a cookout i made it for our families barbeque night out and its a huge crowd pleaser for sure :)

Ailani Zenker

Nicely done, couldn't ask for a better meal!

Jemma Ringold

Drop some paremesan on the top and you got yourself the best recipe out there.

Maren Lepre

Mann these are good I actually decided to make the meat but instead of meatballs I wrapped it into a taco with some lettuce and sourcream...

Anne Rolader

Flavorful spicy and easy to make couldnt ask for a better recipe thankful i found this website too so will be bookmarking and trying a lot more stuff out.

Natalya Longo

Spicy and delicious I absolutely loved this recipe.


Yummy-yummy! I love it! Thanks for sharing recipe!

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