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?

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About Mariah Moon

Mariah is a former teacher and mother of a rambunctious little boy living in The Woodlands, Texas. She recently welcomed a little girl into the family and is learning how to balance a toddler and an infant! She works every day to figure out how to balance all of her roles and figure out her formula for being mom! She can also be found at Mommy Mindset Media, Disney DIY and Noise Girls.


  1. I would have never thought of using apple juice in meatballs – yummy!

    • 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!

  2. We love eating and making meatballs around here so I’m definitely going to give this a go :)
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    • 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!

  3. Dude, these look delicious
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