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Bourbon Meatballs

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

about 3-1/2 dozen

Kick-start your meatballs with a splash of bourbon and vinegar for punchy sweet-and-sour flavor. These Kentucky Derby bourbon meatballs are perfect to snack on while you watch the race. —Kimla Carsten, Grand Junction, Colorado
Bourbon Meatballs Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (22 ounces each ) frozen fully cooked Angus beef meatballs
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  • 2 teaspoons spicy brown mustard

Directions

  1. Prepare meatballs according to package directions.
  2. In a large skillet, whisk together remaining ingredients. Bring mixture to a simmer; cook 5 minutes. Stir in meatballs; simmer until heated through, about 5 minutes.
Test Kitchen Tips
  • 95% of all of the world's bourbon is produced in Kentucky.
  • Dark brown sugar contains more molasses than light or golden brown sugar. The types are generally interchangeable in recipes, but if you prefer a bolder flavor, choose dark brown sugar.
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    Nutrition Facts

    1 meatball: 95 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 192mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein.

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