Sweet and Savory Meatballs

Sweet and Savory Meatballs

Sweet and savory meatballs are the perfect blend of flavors to satisfy your taste buds. This mouthwatering recipe combines the richness of savory meatballs with a delightful touch of sweetness, making it an absolute crowd-pleaser for any occasion.


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 lb ground pork
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tsp ginger, grated
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, ground pork, breadcrumbs, chopped onion, milk, grated Parmesan cheese, minced garlic, chopped parsley, beaten egg, salt, and pepper. Mix until well combined.
  2. Shape the mixture into 1-inch meatballs and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the barbecue sauce, honey, soy sauce, ginger, and red pepper flakes (if using).
  4. Brush the meatballs generously with the sauce mixture.
  5. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat and grill the meatballs for about 10-12 minutes, turning occasionally, until they are cooked through and slightly caramelized.
  6. Serve the sweet and savory meatballs hot with the remaining sauce for dipping.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 24 meatballs

These Sweet and Savory Meatballs are the ultimate appetizer or main dish, combining the perfect balance of flavors that everyone will love. Whether you’re serving them at a party or for a weeknight dinner, these meatballs are sure to be a hit. The blend of ground beef and pork, paired with the sweet and tangy barbecue sauce, creates a taste sensation that’s impossible to resist. The hint of ginger and red pepper flakes adds just the right amount of kick to keep things interesting. Make a big batch because these meatballs will disappear fast!

Nutrition: Calories 120 | Total Fat 6g | Saturated Fat 2g | Cholesterol 30mg | Sodium 320mg | Total Carbohydrate 9g | Dietary Fiber 0g | Sugars 6g | Protein 7g

Make these Sweet and Savory Meatballs the star of your next gathering, and watch them disappear in no time. With their irresistible flavor and perfectly balanced sweetness, they’re bound to become a family favorite. Enjoy!