Slow Cooker Honey Bourbon Meatballs – The perfect 4 ingredient crock pot meal or appetizer! Filled with flavor, these meatballs taste amazing and are so easy to make!
Slow Cooker Honey Bourbon Meatballs
Calling all bourbon fans! These meatballs are just about the perfect appetizer for parties or easy dinner recipe served over rice. Made with just 4 ingredients – frozen meatballs, bourbon, barbecue sauce, and honey – all you do is combine them in a slow cooker. That’s it! The bourbon cooks down in the slow cooker so it perfectly fine to serve these to the whole family.
Now this recipe makes about 4-6 servings depending on if it’s a meal or an appetizer. It’s super easy to double or even triple for a party and you can customize the flavor a bit by experimenting with what type of barbecue sauce you use. Personally, I went for a pretty basic barbecue sauce but next time I want to try making my own and using it. I also like to serve the meatballs with a bit of fresh parsley on top to break up how brown the meatballs are.
Common Questions About Making Honey Bourbon Meatballs
What are honey bourbon meatballs?
Honey bourbon meatballs are a simple four ingredient appetizer or meal made in a slow cooker with meatballs, bourbon, barbecue sauce, and water.
Should I use fresh or frozen meatballs?
Any meatballs would work whether they are homemade or frozen. If you go the homemade route, just make sure you cook them first. If they are frozen, don’t worry about thawing them. Just put them in the slow cooker frozen.
What type of meat should my meatballs be?
Any type of meat (or even meatless) will be fine. I used frozen turkey and chicken blend but beef, pork, or a blend of those would taste great too.
Are honey bourbon meatballs an appetizer or a meal?
Either! If you are serving it as an appetizer, sprinkle some fresh parsley on top as garnish. If you are making a meal out of it, serving the meatballs over white rice.
What size slow cooker should I use?
I would use at least a 2-3 quart slow cooker but you can always use a bigger one.
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