Honey Sriracha Meatballs are hot, sweet, tangy, and wildly addictive!! These crockpot party meatballs are for the sriracha lover in you.
This is SUCH a simple appetizer recipe, it just about cooks itself. Add the sauce ingredients, form the meatballs. Toss them in the slow cooker and voila. The best make-ahead game day or any day food. What more could you ask for?
Sriracha Honey Meatballs
Chad and I fell in love with the sriracha-honey flavor a few years ago, and ever since, sriracha sauce has been a staple in my pantry. A little bit here, a little bit there.
After creating my recipe for Honey Sriracha Crockpot Chicken Wings, there was no turning back. The sweet and spicy combination is absolutely incredible.
Chad flips over these crockpot party meatballs. He loves spicy food, and these glazed meatballs are just perfect for him.
I have to say, my heat tolerance is about medium (most days) and these meatballs just about push the envelope for me. I actually drizzle a little honey on my serving to add a little extra sweetness.
These are the perfect game day bite, awesome for dinner served over some rice or even potatoes.
I made an extra batch and stuck them in the freezer, I will pull them out and serve them for a quick appetizer for an upcoming party. Easy peasy.
The whole dish is beyond easy. You literally just add the sauce ingredients to the slow cooker, form meatballs and toss them in. Let it cook and serve. It couldn’t be more simple.
The sriracha provides a fabulous flavor profile with red chiles, garlic and vinegar being the stars of the show.
Once the honey combines with sriracha it is a match made in heaven. These meatballs hot, tangy, sweet and wildly addictive.
These will make the perfect appetizer at your next party. Just form them into 1 tablespoon size meatballs and toss in the slow cooker. Your guests will go crazy for them.
Tips for Making Crockpot Party Meatballs
- If you lightly wet your hands the meatballs will form better and crack less.
- You can take the lid off after 2 hours to allow the sauce to thicken or you can transfer the sauce to the saucepan on the stovetop and cook until reduced by half, or to desired consistency. The meatballs are perfect whether the sauce is cooked down or not. It is a personal preference.
- Sriracha is a spicy Korean sauce, made from HOT chiles. This recipe is for medium heat honey sriracha meatballs.
If you want to increase the spiciness, decrease the amount of honey and increase the amount of sriracha sauce. If you prefer milder heat, increase the honey and decrease the sriracha.
With love from our simple kitchen to yours.
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Slow Cooker Honey Sriracha Meatballs + Video
- wax paper OR
- 1 cup sriracha sauce, * to adjust spiciness, see Notes
- 1 cup honey, * to adjust spiciness, see Notes
- 1/4 cup fresh lime juice, approximately 2 limes
Crockpot Party Meatballs
- 2 pounds lean ground beef, I used 85%
- 1 cup panko bread crumbs
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
- 2 large eggs
- Add sriracha, honey and lime juice to a slow cooker on high power.Taste and add additional honey or sriracha as necessary to suit your spicy heat preference.
- In a large bowl, add all meatball ingredients except eggs. Set aside.
- Add 1/4 cup of sauce mixture to meatball mixture. Stir to combine mixture 2 times, then add eggs. Mix well, but do not over mix or you will have tough meatballs.
- Place a sheet of wax paper (approximately 9"x9") on your countertop. Using a 2-tablespoon scoop, portion out meat and place on wax paper. After all meatballs have been scooped, roll into balls and place them into the slow cooker. When about half of the meatballs are in the slow cooker, spoon sauce over the tops of them. Continue adding meatballs until they are all in the slow cooker. **You may have to layer them, just be sure the bottom layer is thoroughly coated in sauce before you add the next layer.
- Reduce crockpot power to low, place lid on top, and cook for 4-8 hours.
- Serve and enjoy.
All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.
Originally published November 2014. Updated and republished June 2020.
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