Apple Glazed Meatballs Recipe (Tasty Tuesday)

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Tasty Tuesday Recipe

This recipe came about after two things happened. First, I won 6 pounds of frozen meatballs from a recipe contest at Second, I received the latest issue of Better Homes & Gardens magazine. Noe I am always happy to win recipe contests and I can always use free food, but six pounds of meatballs go a long way in a family of three and I didn’t want to be fixing spaghetti every week for the next few months!

You can imagine my excitement when I found the Apple Glazed Meatballs recipe in the magazine and knew it would be a great use for some of those meatballs! I served these as a meat dish for supper, but the magazine was featuring them as an appetizer, and I think a big bowl of them would be a huge hit at your next party!

The glaze is sweet with just a hint of tang from the ginger and clings to the meatballs so you get a little in every bite. It also gives them a slight “crust” on the outside while keeping the inside tender and moist. I also loved the fact the glaze was apple juice based because it’s something I always have on hand for Alex. I don’t mind buying ingredients for one recipe, but I get really annoyed with myself when I can’t find other things to make with them and they end up being wasted. If you’re looking for something to serve your next party guests or also have a huge bag of meatballs in your freezer, these are perfect for you too!

-Krista, Everyday Mom’s Meals

Apple Glazed Meatballs Recipe

Apple Glazed Meatballs

What you need:

  • 24 frozen meatballs (I figured 8 for each of us as a dinner sized portion)
  • 1 c. apple juice
  • 1/4 c. soy sauce
  • 3 TBS packed brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. cornstarch
  • 1 tsp. ground ginger
  • 6 green onions, chopped

What you do:

  1. Place frozen meatballs in Crock-Pot.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together apple juice, soy sauce, cornstarch, brown sugar, and ginger.
  3. In a skillet over medium heat, bring sauce to a boil.
  4. Cook and stir for 2 minutes until slightly thickened.
  5. Pour over meatballs.
  6. Cook on high for 2 hours.
  7. Reduce heat to low and cook 1 additional  hour.
  8. Transfer meatballs to a serving bowl. Pour remaining sauce over top. Sprinkle with green onions.

Please note: I followed the directions on my bag of frozen meatballs. Check yours for cooking times.

Have you ever tried Apple Glazed Meatballs? What is your favorite meatball recipe?


    • Mariah says

      I love Crockpot recipes, especially meatball recipes! I made some in December using barbeque sauce and they were a hit at W’s birthday party!

    • Mariah says

      I love to buy the frozen meatballs when I go to IKEA and I love trying new ways to make them so this is a great recipe! Thanks Krista!

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