molasses meatballs with onions

Molasses Meatballs Recipe

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

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

molasses meatballs on a cast iron skillet with oignon

Molasses Meatballs Recipe

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Molasses meatballs are so easy to prepare with prepared meatballs and these pantry staples – Dijon mustard, molasses, ketchup and thyme

  • Author: Crosby Molasses
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 68 serving(s) 1x
  • Category: Entrees and sides


  • 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.
  3. Top with sesame seeds and green onions (optional)  


  • December 24, 2022

    Julie Hovey

    Making this right now, it’s frequently a request for me to make them when I have gatherings or just cause the kids love them so much. Wish I could have hard copy of your recipes for more good ideas.

    • February 10, 2023

      Bev M

      Hi Julie,

      When I find recipes I love I print them out and put them in binders. It works great. I put them in plastic sleeves to protect them and voila==>instant cookbook of your fav recipes

  • April 6, 2020


    I am planning to try your recipe for molasses meat balls. What I would like to know is if you have any ideas what I could have with it. It looks and sounds delicious. With thanks.

    • April 8, 2020

      Crosby Molasses

      Hi Leslie, This recipe is good with rice and sauteed red peppers and onions. Steamed broccoli would be tasty with the meatballs too.

  • January 4, 2020


    I like to have a hard copy of your recipes. Does Crosby’s put out a recipe booklet, & if so how can I get one? Thanking you in advance.

    • January 29, 2020

      Crosby Molasses

      Hi Judi, We’d be happy to mail you a copy of our printed cookbook. Just forward your mailing address to me at

  • December 25, 2019

    Phyllis Dand

    Thank you to the Crosby Co. for 82 years of eating delicious molasses. When my son was born weighing ll lbs. ll oz. and 24 inches long, our doctor asked me what vitamins he had given me..I told him none I used molasses every day. Thanks again for such a delicious product. Blessings to all…Phyllis Dand

    • March 6, 2020

      Crosby Molasses

      Hi Phyllis,
      That is just the greatest story! Thank you for sharing. It’s wonderful for all of us here at Crosby’s to know our molasses has always been part of your life.

  • December 24, 2019

    Wendy Lavinge

    Merry Christmas

    • March 6, 2020

      Crosby Molasses

      Thanks Wendy :)

  • December 22, 2019

    Leona Spencer

    Could you do this in a crockpot?

    • June 29, 2021

      Marie-Pierre Lessard

      We have never tried but if you do, let us know :)

  • December 14, 2017


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

    • December 24, 2017

      Crosby Molasses

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

  • December 3, 2014


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

    • December 26, 2019

      This looks great I have made meat balls ready for it thanks

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