Monday, March 21, 2011

Honey-Glazed Meatballs

On my way home from work today, I decided I would make meatballs.  My usual meatballs take about 2 hours to simmer, so that was not going to happen.  I also wanted to use up some honey that was starting to crystallize.  So, as soon as I got home I threw together some meatballs and threw them in the oven.  Meanwhile I made a quick sauce of ketchup, garlic, soy sauce, and honey.  It was so quick, that Henry and I were even able to go for a short walk before dinner.

Henry LOVES to go for walks, but he is quite stubborn.  A few minutes into each walk he decides he no longer wants to hold hands.  He merrily toddles along singing, "walking, walking" the whole way.  And then a couple of minutes past that, he decides to try to run into the street or onto people's properties.  Most walks end with Henry crying while I carry him kicking and screaming back home.  He initially loves the walks so much though, that I'm willing to suffer the consequences.  Today was no different.  When we got home, he was besides himself.  He kept crying and crying, asking for his pacifier.  At that point, usually dinner will not happen.  But then he saw the meatballs.  He ate the first one in a matter of seconds, and then proceeded to eat 2 more (with some popcorn cauliflower on the side).  With that kind of reaction, I kind of want to make them every night now!

Honey-Glazed Meatballs
2 tsp olive oil
1 lb ground beef
1/2 cup plain breadcrumbs
1/2 tsp dried minced onion
1 tsp granulated garlic
2 Tbsp worcestershire sauce
1 Tbsp ketchup
1 Tbsp water
1 egg
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp olive oil
1/3 cup honey
2/3 cup ketchup
2.5 Tbsp soy sauce

1.  Preheat oven to 400.  While oven is preheating, put 2 tsp olive oil in a small roasting pan and put in the oven.

2.  Mix together all ingredients from ground beef through 1 egg.  Form into 15 meatballs, and put into roasting pan that was heating in oven.  Put pan in oven and cook about 13 minutes, or until meatballs are cooked through.

3.  In a medium saucepan, saute minced garlic in 1 tsp olive oil.  Then add honey, ketchup, and soy sauce and bring to simmer.  When meatballs are done add to sauce, and heat through with sauce for about 5 minutes.

Happy and (mostly) healthy eating!


  1. Looks fantastic! Henry always gets the good stuff. When will you save some for us?

  2. I save stuff for your fam all the just don't get over here fast enough to eat it :)