One pot four ingredient Slow Cooker Whiskey BBQ Meatballs are quick, easy, and so delicious – perfect for parties!
With the Superbowl coming up, I’ve been thinking of delicious, easy appetizers I can make for our big game celebrations.
While my beloved Broncos aren’t on the field this year, I’m still really excited to watch and cheer on my true team – the commercials – and the absolute best part of any super Sunday – THE FOOD!
These meatballs are so easy to eat and serve, and can be made well ahead of any action on the field. They are smoky, a little garlicky, a bit sweet, and completely craveable!
If you’d like a bit more caramel flavor- and to ensure more of the alcohol burns off- you can pour the whiskey over the meatballs first, and light it (carefully) with a match, to create a nice toasty glaze around the meatballs before adding the BBQ sauce and garlic powder. It is best to use thawed meatballs if preparing this way – otherwise you can go ahead and use frozen meatballs!
If you’d like to skip the whiskey, you could add a DROP (ONE DROP) of liquid smoke, and a tablespoon of molasses to get a similar smoky sweet flavor.
I prefer making this with a slightly spicy BBQ sauce – one that isn’t a thick kansas city style – but you can make it with any sauce you love. It’s totally adaptable!
Slow Cooker Whiskey BBQ Meatballs
- 1 lb meatballs, frozen
- 1 1/2 cups BBQ Sauce, Spicy
- 3 oz whiskey
- 2 tbsp garlic powder
- In a large slow cooker, add meatballs.
- Drizzle whiskey and BBQ Sauce over meatballs, and top with garlic powder.
- Stir well.
- Set on high for two hours, or low for four hours, and serve when steaming hot.
Amount Per ServingCalories 2207 Saturated Fat 35g Cholesterol 326mg Sodium 4671mg Carbohydrates 189g Fiber 5g Sugar 143g Protein 83g