Cocktail (Meatballs) Time: How to Make Sweet Bourbon Maple Meatballs by Gigi Gaggero

4 years ago
Cocktail (Meatballs) Time: How to Make Sweet Bourbon Maple Meatballs

These little appetizer meatballs are a delicious start to kick off any party. Yum! Make a batch of them this weekend!

You'll need:

  • 1 pound ground meatloaf mix (ground beef, pork and veal)
  • 1/3 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced fine
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 batch bourbon BBQ sauce (here's my barbecue sauce recipe)
  • chopped parsley, for garnish

Here’s how you make it:

  1. In a large bowl mix all ingredients together until fully incorporated.
  2. Roll into 1-inch balls and place onto baking sheet lined with parchment or a silicon baking mat. 
  3. Bake for about 15-20 minutes in a preheated 350-degree F oven until one is cut open and no longer pink in the center. Remove from the oven and set aside.
  4. Add the meatballs to the sauce. Simmer for about 10 minutes, turning meatballs to coat. Serve warm. 

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Dr. Shayna Mancuso
May I have these now please?!!😂😂 the meatloaf mix sounds phenomenal.. we can buy from any butcher, correct?
Gigi Gaggero
I'm Not sure what types of markets are available to you in your area, but you can also ask for those ground meats separately if you need to -- I've also had to do that before. @Dr.Shayna Mancuso

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