Sweet & Tangy Whiskey Meatballs

Sweet & Tangy Whiskey Meatballs

Go Broncos – looks like they’re headed to the Super Bowl again! I was cheering for them and my Sweet & Tangy Whiskey Meatballs yesterday. And whats better then booze, meatballs, and football? I guess the answer depends on who you ask but nothing like having team spirit while eating meatballs mixed with a little spirits (hehe)!   

Whiskey Meatballs

These Sweet & Tangy Whiskey Meatballs are perfect for game day or as an appetizer for your next get together. I grew up eating these as a kid. My mom would breakout a frozen bag of meatballs, a pack of little smokies, BBQ sauce, and grape jelly and throw into a crock pot and we would drool waiting until done. Now, that I’ve been adulting for quite some time I no longer make the PG version I add whiskey and I try to avoid the frozen bag of meatballs by making my own from scratch. Nothing says loving like homemade!

You get the sweet and spicy flavor from the BBQ sauce and grape jelly and a little kick from the whiskey. HEEEEY! And its an easy recipe to prepare. You just mix all of your ingredients in a bowl and roll out into small meatballs. Then give a good pan sear on each side so they have a nice brown outer layer. Then add your sauce ingredients to your crockpot along with your meatballs and allow to cook for the next 1-2 hours and serve. Whiskey Meatballs

Sweet & Tangy Whiskey Meatballs
Meatballs with Whisky, BBQ, & Grape Jelly
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  2. 1lb of Organic Pork
  3. 1lb of Organic Beef
  4. 2 Eggs
  5. 2tbsp Chopped Parsley
  6. 2-3 tsp Minced Onion
  7. 1 Clove Minced Garlic
  8. 1 Cup of Italian Panko Bread Crumbs
  9. 1/3 Cup of Water
  10. 1/4 tsp Salt & Pepper
  11. 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
  12. SAUCE
  13. 14oz BBQ Sauce (I used Organic Sweet & Spicy)
  14. 13oz Grape Jelly
  15. 1/3 Cup of Whiskey (I used Jack Daniels)
  16. Dash of Worcestershire
  17. 1 Sprig of Rosemary
  1. Add your pork, beef, eggs, parsley, onion, and garlic into a bowl.
  2. Soak your bread crumbs in your 1/3 cup of water so they become soft and add to bowl.
  3. Add your garlic powder, salt & pepper.
  4. Mix well and roll into small balls. You should get about 35-40 balls.
  5. Sear in saute pan for 1-2 min on all sides.
  6. Add balls to your crockpot with BBQ sauce, grape jelly, whiskey, worcestershire, and sprig of rosemary.
  7. Then cook on high for 1-2 hours and serve.
  1. PLEASE EAT RESPONSIBLY 🙂 - recipes are meant to be copied, altered, substituted or tweaked to your tasting and liking, so f you don't like an ingredient or allergic to an ingredient then omit it and/or add a different ingredient.
  2. - If your concerned with the chemicals, toxins, dyes, pesticides, GMOs, hormones, antibiotics, rBGH, rBST, and all of the other scary ingredients out there please focus on buying organic meats, produce, and products from your local grocery store or support your local farmers and purchase from farmers markets.
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Whiskey Meatballs


  1. Jessica Ramos

    I can’t figure out which one of your recipes I want to make this weekend.
    These look AMAZING and easy!!!

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