Bacon Bourbon Meatballs
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These bacon bourbon homemade meatballs could not be easier. I’ll show you how to make meatballs that are simple, flavorful, and perfect for appetizers, subs, and pasta. This is an easy meatballs recipe that everyone will love.
Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Serves: 5-6
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • ½ lb bacon, cook and chopped
  • ½ medium yellow onion, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup parsley, chopped
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
Bourbon Barbecue Sauce
  • ⅓ cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup bourbon
  • 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  1. In a large skillet, cook ½ lb bacon over a medium-high heat until desired crispiness. Finely chop bacon and add to a large bowl with 1 lb ground beef.
  2. Add onion, parsley, egg, breadcrumbs, and seasonings to meatball mixture and combine well with hands.
  3. Form into balls and set aside. In a medium saucepan combine ketchup, bourbon, worcestershire sauce, mustard, brown sugar and seasonings. Cook over medium-high heat until boiling.
  4. Reduce to a simmer and cook for about 10 minutes. Once finished remove for heat.
  5. In a skillet heat 2 tablespoons olive oil and cook meatballs for 5-10 minutes rotating them occasionally, or until brown and crispy.
  6. Remove from heat and toss meatballs in bourbon barbecue sauce
  7. Preheat oven to 375 degrees, Line 2 cookie sheets with foil, spray with cooking spray.
  8. Mix all ingredients until well blended, shape into balls.
  9. Bake for 16 – 18 minutes approximately. Enjoy!
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