Bourbon Meatballs – On The The Fire

Bourbon Meatballs – On The The Fire

Bourbon Meatballs

I love these meatballs. Love them. I’m not a big fan of bourbon alone but Bourbon Meatballs is one of my favorites. I make these for appetizers or increase the size of the meatball and use them as an entree. The bourbon gives this recipe a rich flavor. Definitely not for kids so if you want to make a meatball everyone can enjoy you may replace the bourbon with apple cider.

bourbon meatballs

If you’re in a time crunch or super organized (I envy your organizational skills if that’s the case) you may make these ahead of time and store them in the refrigerator for two or three days. Put them in a slow cooker or the oven to warm them.

The meatballs freeze well. You can easily double or triple the recipe, cook the meatballs, and freeze them in the appropriate size portions. Make the bourbon sauce when you’re ready for them. Keep this recipe in mind for New Year’s Eve, the Super Bowl and other fun times.

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Bourbon Meatballs - On The The Fire
Bourbon Meatballs - On The The Fire
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings
Ingredients
Meatballs
Bourbon Sauce
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings
Ingredients
Meatballs
Bourbon Sauce
Bourbon Meatballs - On The The Fire
Instructions
Meatballs
  1. Mix together the ground beef and pork, Ritz crackers, egg and chopped onion.
  2. In a hot skillet, add the olive oil, and then brown the meatballs. Leave a quarter-inch of space between the meatballs for even cooking, and so that they don't cook together.
    bourbon meatballs
  3. Move the meatballs to a cookie sheet and bake about 10 minutes at 350°. Internal temp should be 160°.
    bourbon meatballs
Bourbon Sauce
  1. Put all of the bourbon sauce ingredients into a two quart pot and bring to a simmer. Simmer for about 10 minutes until the sauce thickens.
  2. Add the meatballs to the sauce. They're ready to serve.
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Bourbon Meatballs as an appetizer or entree! A non-alcoholic substitution is included. This is a make and eat now or make ahead recipe. The basic meatball recipe can be made in large quantity and frozen for later.


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