Molasses Meatballs

Servings: 6-8 serving(s)

Prep time: 10 minutes

Total time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

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Molasses meatballs are the perfect party food. They’re tasty and so easy to eat when you’re standing. 

Molasses Meatballs

When I was growing up my mom and dad always had a neighbourhood party before Christmas. Mom would make a great variety of nibbles and all of us kids would be the serving staff. It was great fun to be part of a grown-up party.

My favourite dish to pass was meatballs because they were easy for me to eat as I served. I was also in the habit of counting how many meatballs each guest ate, especially those who ate more than I did.

Molasses meatballs are are an easy make-ahead dish. You can use homemade meatballs or store bought.

Molasses Meatballs


  • 3 Tbsp. cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • ¼ tsp. thyme
  • 1/4 cup Crosby’s Fancy Molasses
  • 3 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 2 dozen cooked meatballs


  1. Blend the ingredients for the sauce in a small bowl and add to the meatballs.
  2. Simmer for 8 to 10 minutes until the sauce thickens and the meatballs are glazed.

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3 thoughts on “Molasses Meatballs

  1. Lorraine says:

    This looks like a great recipe. Trying this over the holidays. :)

  2. Aggie says:

    thanks for all the great recipe. I appreciate. merry Christmas. Aggie

    1. Bridget Oland says:

      Hi Aggie, Thanks for your message, and Happy Christmas to you too.

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