Yummy Trio of Meatballs

By: KKCO - Email
By: KKCO - Email

Join us in the KKCO 11 News kitchen with the authors of "Green Eggs and Let's Get Hammered" making a yummy trio of meatballs. This simple recipe is for 3 different kinds of meatballs sure to please anyone's taste buds and includes drunk balls, creamy balls, and chili balls.

Ingredients:
Drunk Balls
- 1/2 C Jack Daniels (or 2 T oil - see recipe below)
- 1/2 C onion chopped
- 2 C ketchup
- 1/3 C vinegar
- 3 T Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 C brown sugar, packed
- 3/4 C molasses
- 1/2 t pepper
- 1/2 T salt
- 1/4 C tomato paste
- 1 t liquid smoke
- 1/2 t Tabasco sauce
- 1 2lb bag frozen, precooked, cocktail-sized meatballs
Creamy Balls
- 2 cans cream of mushroom soup
- 1 C sour cream
- 2 T Worcestershire sauce
- 1 T Tabasco or Frank's hot sauce
- 1 t liquid smoke
- 1 2lb bag frozen, precooked, cocktail-size meatballs
Chili Balls
- 1 14oz can Ocean Spray jellied cranberry sauce
- 1 12oz bottle Heinz chili sauce
- 1 2lb bag frozen, precooked, cocktail-sized meatballs

Instructions:
Drunk Balls
- In medium sauce pan saute onion, garlic, and Jack Daniels.
- Saute until onions are translucent, approximately 10 minutes.
- Add all remaining ingredients and bring to a boil.
- Simmer until sauce is reduced and thickens, approximately 25 minutes.
- Add more Jack if you want stronger flavor.
- Or if you want booze free BBQ sauce, omit the Jack and use 2 T oil to saute the onion and garlic in the beginning
Creamy Balls
- Place meatballs in slow cooker. Combine remaining ingredients; pour over meatballs. Cover and cook 2 hours on high or 4 hours on low heat.
Chili Balls
- Place meatballs in a slow cooker. Combine sauces; pour over meatballs. Cover and cook 2 hours on high or 4 hours on low heat.


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