Slow Cooker Bourbon Meatballs
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Recipe and photo courtesy of Heather Cabaniss of

Slow Cooker Bourbon Meatballs

"A far cry and step up from the usual tomatoey meatballs, this recipe has been honed through dozens of very appreciative tailgates and parties, says Heather. Plus they require zero attention as they sit out in their crock pot being devoured throughout the game."

Serves: 6


25–30 frozen meatballs, 15 ounce-size (about half the bag of meatballs)

½ cup good bourbon

½ cup honey

½ cup ketchup

¾ cup brown sugar

dash lemon juice

Spray the interior of a 6-quart slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray. Place the frozen meatballs in the bottom. Mix together the remaining ingredients in a medium-size bowl. Pour over the frozen meatballs. Cover and cook on high for 1 hour. Meatballs can stay in the slow cooker on a warm setting for 3–4 hours after the first hour of cooking.