Honey Garlic Meatballs

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This easy meatball recipe is great if you are having guests over and you need an appetizer idea that doesn't take long to prepare. From start to finish this sweet meatball recipe takes all of 30 minutes. The nice thing is that these homemade meatballs can be prepped in advance and they taste good served at room temperature. You can either serve this sweet meatball recipe with toothpicks or in a big bowl. This easy meatball recipe is juicy, tender, and the honey garlic sauce gives them just the right amount of flavor. They’re perfect for holidays, parties, and events.

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This sweet meatball recipe is just one of the recipe ideas you will find on the Averie Cooks site. You will also find 30-minute recipes, crackers, nuts, snack ideas, no bake balls and truffles, pies and cheesecake recipes and plenty more. **

Nutrition Facts for: Honey Garlic Meatballs From Averie Cooks
Ingredients: Ground beef or ground sirloin, egg, milk, breadcrumbs, Vidalia onions, salt, pepper, unsalted butter, garlic cloves, ketchup, honey, soy sauce.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 20 servings. * Per Serving: Calories 93, Calories from Fat 23, Total Fat 2.5g 4%, Saturated Fat 1.1g 6%, Cholesterol 32mg 11%, Sodium 397mg 17%, Potassium 151mg 4%, Carbohydrates 9.7g 3%, Dietary Fiber 0.2g 1%, Sugars 7.3g, Protein 8.2g, Vitamin A 2%, Vitamin C 3%, Calcium 2%, Iron 26%

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