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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.

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Bill Butler February 24, 2012

These went fast at a jewelry party I had and am now doubling the recipe for a birthday party as a request. So easy and very delicious. I used home made meatballs.

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Nicoleg May 21, 2011

I made this with frozen meatballs in a crockpot. It's sooooooo good!! This recipe is going in my permanent file :-) I used Southern Comfort and chopped up one each red, yellow and orange bell pepper and added it. It turned out perfect and was a hit with all my friends.

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Cheri-Beri October 04, 2011

I was looking for a quick crock pot recipe one day and came across this. I was skeptical to try it thinking that the sauce just didn't sound like it could have that much flavor. I tried it anyway and boy am I glad I did! I did add a bit of garlic and onion powder to the sauce. I also had to use a 14 ounce can of tomato sauce as I was out of ketchup. This recipe still was outstanding! I served mine over cooked rice. Yummy!

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monsterchef October 19, 2014

I made these for an Irish Themed Pot Luck and they were a big hit...everyone wanted a copy of this recipe!! I made a batch at home and my kids cleaned the out 4 dozen within 10 minutes!!

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Walidah B. March 27, 2014

I normally make my meatballs with grape jelly, but I wanted to try something new for a work pot luck. I did not change a single thing, only doubled everything, and these came out absolutely perfect. There wasn't a single one left, and I was told many people came back to look for more. I might try them with Chili Sauce next time, but that's because I have an unfortunate tendency to buy the strangest things in bulk at the big box stores.

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cooptender January 28, 2014

These were a hit at an adult halloween party we threw recently (30 people). I followed the recipe exactly(croc pot version) and was afraid that they'd be a failure because they smelled quite "drunken". I thought the bourbon really was going to be too strong, but it turned out to balance well with the other ingredients once done cooking. I guess I expected these to turn out more like a sweet/sour meatball, but who am I to complain, every last meatball was devoured!

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avd481 October 17, 2010

better than anything ive ever done w meatballs!
i was barely able to get them from the pot to the plate! had to throw several people out of my kitchen and hide all the forks! no joke!
making these again tonight for MNFootball!!!! very excited.. just like the rest of them.
GOOO RAVENS! :)

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Stormy Hiccups September 13, 2010

I made this in the crockpot and it smelled amazing as it simmered away but found as it cooked that the sauce just too sugary sweet for my liking. I threw in about 1/3 cup of prepared medium heat salsa to the mix and it made all the difference! I ended up with spicey sweet meatballs that I would make again!

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LazyMom July 13, 2009

This was good, but not the best appetizer meatball recipe we've had. I didn't have bourbon, so I subbed Jack Daniels. My husband was disappointed that I used his favorite for just an okay recipe.

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coleen114 January 12, 2009
Drunken Meatballs (With Crock Pot Instructions)