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Holiday Bourbon Whiskey Meatballs

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“Can you e-mail me that recipe?”

“Oh I MUST have that recipe!”

How many times will you hear that sentence this holiday?

Believe me, you will get asked that question, over and over again each time you bring these yummy meatballs to your holiday party. Ohhh boy these are good!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Bag Frozen Meatballs
  • ½ cups Ketchup (Heaping)
  • ½ cups Brown Sugar, Packed
  • ¼ cups Bourbon Whiskey
  • 1 teaspoon Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce

Preparation

NOTE: 1 bag of (1 pound) frozen meatballs is only about 18 to 20 larger size meatballs. That is perfect for a small get-together. But if you’re going to a larger party, you might want to get TWO bags of meatballs, and in that case you would then DOUBLE the above recipe.

In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients except your meatballs. Mix up really well.

Place your frozen meatballs into your crock pot, and pour the whiskey sauce in on top. Mix it up all around so each meatball is coated with the whiskey sauce.

Now turn up the heat to high. Leave it on high for about an hour, stirring a couple times.

Once it appears that the meatballs have somewhat thawed, go ahead and turn your crockpot down to low.

You don’t want to burn all that wonderful whiskey sauce! That’s the best part!

Boy these are so good! Now I know where whiskey-a-go-go came from!

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Monica on 2.28.2014

I made these today for my MahJong group and they loved them

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Wendy Auliff on 1.25.2013

Do you use regular meatballs or Italian?

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Cindy on 12.24.2012

I just put these in the crock pot. If the cold sauce that I licked of the tip of my finger is an indicator these are going to be awsome. I can’t wait to start smelling them cooking let alone eating them!!! Thanks for sharing this one!

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LenaInATL on 1.29.2012

I liked this sauce so much that a made a batch of it to use on other things. I simmered the sauce on the stovetop for several minutes until it thickened (like store-bought bbq sauce). Once it was cool, I just put it into a squeeze bottle. Chicken tenders (cooked) taste wonderful when tossed in it!

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gwennw on 12.14.2011

Delicious and crazy easy to make. Don’t bother making one batch, I ALWAYS double this recipe and never have any leftovers.

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allhomemade on 6.5.2013

Made these for New Year’s and they were a big hit.

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pvfrompv on 2.4.2013

so good, so easy, so tasty! I had everything on hand except the bourbon, so I subbed with Southern Comfort. what a great quick appetizer. Thanks much!

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Michael on 12.25.2012

Based on the ratings I am convinced I did something wrong. That said, I followed the recipe to a T and they were just ok at best. I was so bummed that I double checked everything thinking I left out an ingredient or goofed a quantity, but I didn’t. Does the brand of frozen meatball make a difference? (I used Target’s brand.) Perhaps my taste buds are skewed from having done the chili sauce and grape jelly recipe for so long that this seemed too bland.

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Stephanie Jones on 8.29.2012

mmm these meatballs were so good! and incredibly easy to make

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BCKelly on 8.28.2012

Absolutely amazing!!! And so easy! Perfect for any get-together. This recipe totally elevates the meatball.

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