Honey Garlic Vegetarian Meatballs

Hello all! I love vegetarian meatballs. They taste great smothered in tomato sauce and topped off with parmesan cheese. However, I've been looking for a new way to enjoy them than my usual. So, I searched the internet for some recipes and found this and thought I would share it with you all. I admit, I was a bit hesitant. The ingredients looked very simple and almost kind of gross to me. Even when I was making it, it smelled weird. But I kept on thinking, "this recipe was on tons of websites...it can't be that bad." It turned out actually pretty good! Similar to an asian stir fry, almost. I personally like my meatballs best in tomato sauce, though. My family enjoyed these, so I think it's definitely worth a try - it makes a good appetizer for a get together!

Bag of vegetarian meatballs (I used gardein, however morning star is good too)
Tbsp of butter
4 cloves of garlic
3/4 cups ketchup
1/2 cup honey
3 tbsp soy sauce
salt, pepper, crushed red pepper, etc (up to you)

1. First things first, get a frying pan and heat a tbsp of butter. Add and mince the garlic. In a separate bowl, add ketchup, soy sauce and honey. Mix. (sounds gross, I know. I had a hard time doing it.)

2. Add the mixture to the frying pan. Let simmer for 1-3 minutes.

3. Add frozen meatballs to the pan! According to the back of the gardein bag, you usually need to cook them for 15 minutes. Just make sure you are watching them so they don't burn AND so they cook all the way through.

4. Serve meatballs. They can be eaten with a stir fry, rice, pasta, a snack or appetizer - really anything. Feel free to garnish with anything you like. I used crushed red pepper because I like everything to have a little kick to it.

That's all there is to it. I thought I would share this recipe with you, because some people really like it! However, it's not my favorite due to the fact I don't like asian food that much. Let me know what you think if you try it. Regardless, I recommend gardein AND morning star meatballs. They are always SO good. Try it in your favorite sauce, seriously. XO

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