Slow Cooker Bourbon Meatballs
Oct 09, 2023
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Looking for a simple meatball recipe to take your gathering to the next level? This recipe for bourbon meatballs is always a hit and you won’t believe how easy it is to make with the help of a slow cooker.
Why I love this recipe
- Flavor – Even though there are only a few ingredients, the flavor of this sauce is so delicious.
- Easy – This meatball recipe can be prepped in about 5 minutes and only requires 4 ingredients.
- Frozen meatballs – Use your favorite frozen meatballs for this recipe. You could also use precooked homemade meatballs.
- Bourbon – You can use whatever bourbon you have on hand.
- Chili sauce –
- Apricot preserves
How to make bourbon meatballs in the slow cooker
Step one: Spray the inside of a slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray. Pour frozen meatballs into the slow cooker.
Step two: In a large bowl add chili sauce, apricot preserves, and bourbon. Stir to combine.
Step three: Pour the mixture over the frozen meatballs. Stir to coat the meatballs with the sauce. Cover the slow cooker and cook for 4 hours.
How to serve
They are also great to serve on a bun for a sandwich.
How to store leftovers
Store: Keep in leftover meatballs in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. I would not recommend refreezing them.
Reheat: They can be reheated in the slow cooker or in a saucepan on the stove until heated through.
Be sure to let me know if you make this recipe in the comments.
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- 1 slow cooker
- 1 26 ounce bag frozen meatballs
- 1 12 ounce chili sauce I like Heinz
- 1 12 ounce apricot preserves
- 1/2 cup bourbon
- Spray the inside of slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, stir together chili sauce, apricot preserves, and bourbon.
- Pour frozen meatballs in the slow cooker. Pour sauce mixture over meatballs and stir to coat. Cover the slow cooker and cook for 4 hours.
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.