Slow Cooker Whiskey Meatballs {Football Friday}

Slow Cooker Whiskey Meatballs

Slow Cooker Whiskey Meatballs – only 6 ingredients! Great for parties or as a main dish served over mashed potatoes or rice. Everyone always asks for the recipe!
Slow Cooker Whiskey Meatballs - only 6 ingredients! Great for parties or as a main dish served over mashed potatoes or rice. Everyone always asks for the recipe!

These Slow Cooker Whiskey Meatballs are crazy delicious! They are so easy to make and pack a ton of great flavor. They are perfect for tailgating, holiday parties or even dinner. The best part about this recipe is that it only has 6 ingredients!

This recipe uses frozen meatballs. There are many different sizes of meatballs in the frozen food section. I used 1/2 ounce meatballs.  I think they are the perfect bite-sized snack. We made these for tailgating and then ate the leftovers for dinner. If you serve these for dinner, don’t miss out on all they yummy sauce in the slow cooker. Make sure to pour the extra sauce over the meatballs when you serve them. YUM!

Slow Cooker Whiskey Meatballs - only 6 ingredients! Great for parties or as a main dish served over mashed potatoes or rice. Everyone always asks for the recipe!

Yield: 10 to 12

Slow Cooker Whiskey Meatballs

prep time: 5 MINScook time: 1 hourtotal time: 1 hours and 5 mins

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2-lbs frozen meatballs (1/2 oz size)
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup whiskey or bourbon (Maker’s Mark)
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Combine all ingredients in slow cooker. Cook on HIGH for 1-2 hours.

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    1. What a great idea! But unfortunately, without further recipe testing, I cannot answer with certainty. As always, please use your best judgment regarding substitutions and modifications.

  1. Has anyone tried with Fireball whiskey? It has a cinnamon flavor I’m in love with right now. Speaking of love, I’ve been trying several of your recipes and my family is crazy about them. All so good! I like the idea of trying lil smokies with this. We also love the meatballs from Trader Joe’s.

    1. I think Fireball is a brilliant idea. I’m going to try that too!!! I think I have some meatballs in the freezer- hmmm.

      So glad you are enjoying the recipes!!????

    2. Did you try it with the Fireball? How did you like it? I would expect something cinnamon-y would give the meatballs kind of a nice Indian flavor.

    1. That’s what I always use. They are the best, and you can make them for a big crowd. I have them in the crockpot right now. Can’t wait!!

  2. Made this for a baby shower thrown at a brewery. Everyone loved them! I made a triple batch and the crowd was not as big as planned. So the left over went to the guests and they were devoured in seconds! Great recipe!!!

  3. I'm going to assume yes, but still need to ask to be sure…if I'm making meatballs from scratch will I have to adjust the cooking time…if so…how long?

  4. I have made these MANY times! First time was for New Years a few years ago. You can smell the bourbon when you take the lid off the crock pot. These are always popular!

  5. Good morning!! I'm cooking for a baby shower, at work, on Monday. Now I'm torn between this recipe and the Grape Jelly Meatballs. Which would you recommend? Is the alcohol prevalent in this recipe or does it burn off in the cooking process. I'm so torn now!! Which would you choose? Thanks!

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