Bourbon Meatballs Appetizer


This slightly sweet boozy meatballs appetizer recipe is a true people pleaser. It's so delicious with just the right amount of zing from the bourbon sauce.

20 minutes

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27 meatballs


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– ground beef – bread crumbs – egg – parmesan cheese ...

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Gather the ingredients – bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, egg, herbs and spices and ground beef.


Place all the ingredients above into a mixing bowl.


With your hands, mix the ingredients together. Take small amounts of the ground beef mixture with your fingers and roll them into medium-sized meatballs.


Heat a sauté pan on medium. Add olive oil and once that heats up, place the meatballs in it and stand there while they brown, turning them once in a while. Cook.


Remove meatballs from the pan and set aside. Gather the ingredients for the bourbon sauce – ketchup, bourbon, brown sugar, garlic powder, paprika, apple cider vinegar, chipotle powder and salt.


Add the bourbon sauce ingredients to a saucepan and heat on medium. Once the sauce comes to a boil, let it cook. Lower the heat and add the meatballs, stir and let them simmer. Place the meatballs on a serving plate, making sure to get all of the bourbon sauce out of the saucepan. Time to sample one!


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