Orange Glazed Garlic Meatballs

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Meatballs are one of my husband’s favorite meals. I had to include them in our Tapas Date Night that I put together in our backyard for some much needed quality time.

These meatballs are so savory and sweet at the same time. We love a lot of garlic, and the orange glaze fit right into our small plates dining for the night.  The orange glaze is really easy to prepare and makes such a difference. Meatballs are such yummy meal, but this gives it another spin for your regular meatball. You will not be able to stop eating these.




To see all the recipes I made for my tapas date night, you can see them here. 


Orange Glazed Garlic Meatballs


  • 10. oz lean ground beef or sirloin
  • 3-4 garlic cloves
  • minced 1/2 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • Orange Glaze
  • 8 ounces orange marmalade
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 green onions, chopped, divided
  • 1/2 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, combine bread crumbs, egg, onion, chopped garlic, parsley, red pepper, salt and pepper.
  3. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well.
  4. Shape into 1-inch balls.
  5. Place in to a greased 9×13 inch baking dish.
  6. Bake, uncovered, for 12-15 minutes or until meat is no longer pink.
  7. Orange Glaze
  8. In a small saucepan, heat the marmalade, orange juice, half of the green onions and the jalapeño. Add meatballs into saucepan to coat and use toothpick to remove meatball and place on serving dish.





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Erin Kennedy and I’m the Founder and Creative Director. I love food, cooking and learning tips in the kitchen and of course, eating. Sharing all this food love is a passion of mine.


  1. Hi Erin
    This recipe sounds delish! Just curiour though, it says to combine the eggs and milk – how much milk do you need?

    • Hi Kate,

      Thanks so much. There is not milk in this recipe. Not sure where that came from.
      Thanks for letting me know. The recipe is fixed.


  2. Hello! Please tell me why salt is listed twice with different amounts yet directions only state using salt – but which amount? – once.
    Thank you

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