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Slow Cooker Honey Glazed Pork Meatballs
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Slow Cooker Honey Glazed Pork Meatballs

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 35 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 512kcal

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  • 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

Notes

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

Nutrition

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