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Slow Cooker Honey Glazed Pork Meatballs

Slow Cooker Honey Glazed Pork Meatballs

This easy and delicious recipe for Slow Cooker Honey Glazed Pork Meatballs is so simple to make and tastes wonderful on top of mashed potatoes as an entree or with a toothpick as an appetizer.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 35 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 512kcal


For meatballs:

  • ½ cup panko bread crumbs
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 pounds lean ground pork
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup diced yellow onion
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • ¼ cup fresh chopped herbs (I used sage, parsley, rosemary and thyme)

For sauce:

  • 1 ½ cups chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch + 1 tablespoon water whisked together until smooth
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar


  • Line a large cookie sheet with aluminum foil
  • Stir together breadcrumbs and milk and let sit for 5 minutes
  • Add to ground pork in bowl along with remaining meatball ingredients
  • Use hands to mix until combined well but do not overwork
  • Use hands to form 12 evenly sized meatballs (I use an ice cream scooper to measure)
  • Place on foil lined baking sheet and place under broiler in oven for 5-8 minutes, watching closely until they are lightly browned
  • Transfer to slow cooker
  • Whisk together sauce ingredients and pour over meatballs
  • Cook on high for 2-3 hours or low for 4-6 until meatballs are fully cooked


For saucier meatballs double the sauce ingredients
If the sauce is too thin after cooking it can be transferred to a saucepan and brought to a boil for 3-5 minutes while whisking in additional cornstarch slurry (cornstarch + water in equal amounts) until desired thickness is reached
I cooked these on high in a 4 quart slow cooker for 3 hours


Calories: 512kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 137mg | Sodium: 540mg | Potassium: 587mg | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 125IU | Vitamin C: 2.6mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 2.3mg