Honey Sriracha Meatballs

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Sweet and heat are always a great pairing, but few ingredients match quite as well as honey and Sriracha. These two bold flavors are on the opposite side of the flavor spectrum yet they just work. And when meatballs are the base for these two delicious flavors to meet…well, we’re in heaven. Honey sriracha meatballs are a party favorite, whether they are served as cocktail meatballs or something more meal-like.

Honey Sriracha Meatballs

We use fresh meatballs in this recipe, and it’s definitely the preferred choice. Though, you can just as easily use frozen meatballs instead. Just let them thaw to room temperature before adding them to the slow cooker. You could also quickly pan-sear them and then add them to the slow cooker for some extra flavor. Feel free, too, to alter the amount of Sriracha and honey in the recipe to get the perfect balance of sweetness and spiciness for you.

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Honey Sriracha Meatballs

Honey Sriracha Meatballs

Sweet, garlicky, and fiery – a great party meatball
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Course Meal
Servings 6 servings
Calories 298 kcal


  • Slow Cooker


For the meatballs

For the honey Sriracha sauce


Make the meatballs

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, salt, and egg. Stir well.
  • Add the ground beef and mix well until the spice mix is fully combined into the ground beef.
  • Roll the ground beef into meatballs (approximately 12 medium-sized or 20 small).
  • In a pan over medium heat, heat the olive oil, then add the meatballs.
  • Fry the meatballs until the meatballs are browned. (approximately 15 minutes).
  • Remove the meatballs and place them on a paper towel to allow the grease to leave the meatballs.

Make the honey Sriracha sauce

  • In a mixing bowl, combine the honey, Sriracha sauce, lime juice, olive oil, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, and 1 teaspoon onion powder. Stir well.

Cook the meatballs

  • In a slow cooker, add the honey Sriracha sauce and the meatballs. Stir to coat the meatballs.
  • Slow cook on high for 1 to 2 hours or on low for 3 to 4 hours. Stir occasionally to recoat the meatballs.
  • Serve immediately.


You can also use frozen meatballs. Allow them to thaw prior to using in the recipe. 


Calories: 298kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 14gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 81mgSodium: 522mgPotassium: 267mgFiber: 1gSugar: 16gVitamin A: 65IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 28mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Sriracha
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UPDATE NOTICE: This post was updated on December 18, 2022 to include new content.
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