Slow Cooker Bourbon Meatballs are a hearty appetizer EVERYONE just loves! Whether you are going to the office potluck, a Super Bowl Party, or hosting for the holidays, count on this appetizer as your go-to dish. Everyone will want your recipe!
Hi, this is Heather from Totally Tailgates stopping by with one of our family’s favorite meatball appetizer recipes. Slow Cooker Bourbon Meatballs have a secret ingredient…brown sugar…which melds with the bourbon oh so beautifully. This appetizer is a hit at parties and a cinch to make. I’ve played with variations of this recipe over the years and finally nailed the proportions to meet our family’s tastes.
Slow Cooker Bourbon Meatballs:
The Ultimate Appetizer!
These little gems can hangout for hours during your shindig in a crockpot with zero attention. No stirring, monitoring, or temp adjustments. It’s a low-maintenance appetizer for sure. I’m just not a high maintenance kind of girl in the first place, so this recipe is right up my alley.
I use a six quart crock pot when taking this appetizer on the road. The picture below is from Christmas Eve at my mother-in-law’s home. Copa’s green checkered button-down is a seasonal giveaway! We also made them on New Year’s Day for the University of Central Florida vs. Auburn Peach Bowl game. (We LOVE our hometown team – the UCF Knights!)
Keep a bag of frozen meatballs in the freezer in case you need to pull together an amazing appetizer in a flash. The ingredients for Slow Cooker Bourbon Meatballs are pantry staples which make this recipe the Ultimate Appetizer! No doubt, these meatballs will make another appearance at our house on Super Bowl Sunday!
I’ve always thought the Monday following the Super Bowl should be a national holiday. Kind of like New Year’s Day! We stay home for the Super Bowl and make PANS of Buffalo Chicken Dip and Football Cocoa Rice Crispy Treats. We stay up late and that alarm clock rings waaaayyy too early on Monday morning! When our daughter was in elementary school, we made a BIG deal out of watching the game & commercials together. Our coffee table turned into buffet central – the perfect height for little ones to graze on chips, fried mac & cheese bites , carrots and juice. Good old-fashioned family fun!
Ingredient list for Slow Cooker Bourbon Meatballs
You probably will not need to run to the grocery store to make this appetizer – YAY! Although, I’m always up for an impromptu Super Target run. 🙂 Just sayin’. So, grab your brown sugar, ketchup, honey and a dash of lemon juice. And of course, your bourbon!
Mix it all up, throw the sauce over the frozen meatballs and let that slow cooker do its thang….for one hour on high.
Hi there! I’m Heather from Totally Tailgates….the home of Southern Sideline Hospitality. Join me for the best game day foods, fashions and stops along the way! Want to know all about sorority recruitment? I have a series on rush tips for PNMs and their mamas – it’s never too early to plan for rush!