Growing up my mom always used to make bourbon meatballs around the holidays which we would devour on little tooth picks feeling oh so fancy. This year I wanted to try making a new version that incorporated some of my homemade cranberry sauce (available for purchase through Preserve International) and boy is it a winner.
To make this dish even easier (which, let’s face it is exactly what you need in a holiday appetizer) I use store-bought, frozen Swedish style meatballs. You can totally use homemade meatballs if you prefer, just make sure they are cooked through before adding to the sauce.
I like making this recipe on the stovetop it’s a bit quicker but you can just as easily do it in a slow cooker. Just combine the sauce ingredients, add meatballs and cook on low for about 4 hours until meatballs are fully heated through. I also recommend using a good quality bourbon as it really does make a difference in this recipe. I’m a big fan of Clyde May’s Bourbon or Four Roses Bourbon, but your favorite will do!
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