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Honey-Garlic Meatballs

 Honey-Garlic Meatballs
If you've never tried these two flavors together, you're in for a real treat! The garlic flavor is mellowed quite a bit by both the honey and the cooking process, so don't hesitate to use the full amount called for in this recipe.—Barbara De Boer, Teeswater, Ontario
10-12 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • Cooked rice

Directions

  • Combine ground beef, bread crumbs, eggs and salt; mix well. Shape
  • into 48 balls, about 1-1/2 in. diameter. Place meatballs on a
  • greased rack in a shallow baking pan. Bake at 500° for 12-15
  • minutes, turning often; drain. Melt the butter in a large skillet;
  • saute garlic until tender. Combine ketchup, honey and soy sauce; add
  • to skillet. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, about
  • 5 minutes. Add meatballs. Simmer, uncovered, until the sauce
  • thickens and the meatballs are lightly glazed. Serve over rice.
  • Yield: 10-12 servings.
Wine: Medium-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as

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Honey-Garlic Meatballs (continued)

Wine (continued)
Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.