Drunken Meatballs (With Crock Pot Instructions)

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 50 mins

I found these on another website ages ago ad they have since become a regular at my parties. You can use any bourbon but I have done well using Southern Comfort.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the first three ingredients and simmer for 5 minutes, until blended.
  2. Add meatballs and simmer, covered for about 45 minutes.
  3. CROCK POT: For the crock pot, prepare sauce as above. Put meatballs (they can be frozen meatballs) into crock pot, pour sauce over and cook on low for 8 to 12 hours.


Most Helpful

Because it takes me that long to get home from work. :)

Claudio L. December 01, 2016

Exactly why are we cooking ALREADY COOKED meatballs for 8-12 hours ???? Seems way beyond over kill.

quit2k November 29, 2016

Holy Smokes these are good. I used a 6lb bag of Costco Meatballs (The ones at Sam's Club are too fatty). Increased the Brown Sugar & Ketchup to 3 Cups and the Southern Comfort (a must) to 1 1/2 Cup. I saw another version of this recipe and they call for 2-3 hours on high in a Crockpot. Mine cooks odd and the sauce breaks down if you cook things to long or high so I cooked these on the stove first stirring ever so often then transferred them to the crockpot. Everyone devoured them. I wish I had more. Thanks for the great tip. I think next time I will try with Turkey Meatballs so they are a little healthier and I like the idea of adding the diced bell peppers. May also switch the Ketchup to "Homade Chili Sauce" http://www.saffola.com/chili.htm. I usually make their Candied Meatballs but these are better.

Bill Butler February 24, 2012

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