Molasses Meatballs

Servings: 6-8 serving(s)

Prep time: 10 minutes

Total time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

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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14 thoughts on “Molasses Meatballs

  1. Lorraine says:

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

    1. Pat Shorter says:

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

  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.

  3. Leona Spencer says:

    Could you do this in a crockpot?

    1. Marie-Pierre Lessard says:

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

  4. Wendy Lavinge says:

    Merry Christmas

    1. Bridget Oland says:

      Thanks Wendy :)

  5. Phyllis Dand says:

    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

    1. Bridget Oland says:

      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.

  6. Judi says:

    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.

    1. Bridget Oland says:

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

  7. Leslie says:

    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.

    1. Bridget Oland says:

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

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