Dutch Oven Bourbon Meatballs

Dutch Oven Bourbon Meatballs

Dutch Oven Bourbon Meatballs

Anytime you combine beef with bourbon you are going to have a winner on your hands! These Dutch Oven Bourbon Meatballs aren’t exactly your tried and true pioneer type recipe but next time you’ve got a crowd coming over they make one heck of an impression. These Dutch Oven Meatballs are sweet, spicy, and have that earthiness that only a good bourbon can bring to the party!

The Equipment

Dutch Oven Bourbon Meatballs are pretty easy to make but like all Dutch Oven recipes a bit of gear is needed.

  • Dutch Oven: I really like Camp Chef
  • Dutch Oven Table: Get up out of the dirt!
  • Welder’s Gloves: Burns just aren’t as cool as they used to be.
  • Lid Lifter: A must have!!!
  • Charcoal Chimney: The easiest way to keep coals at the ready.
  • Wooden Utensils: Don’t ruin that beautiful seasoning.

The Ingredients

Meatballs
  • 2 pounds of 80/20 ground beef
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 medium onion, finely diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3/4 Cup of bread crumbs
Sauce
  • 12 ounce Jar of Grape Jelly
  • 12 ounce Jar of Chili Sauce
  • Juice of 1 Lemon
  • 2 Tablespoons of your favorite hot sauce
  • 1/4 Cup of Bourbon

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The Recipe

Note: This recipe uses only bottom heat. Figure on 12-15 coals underneath the Dutch Oven

  1. Mix the egg, onion, salt, pepper, and bread crumbs together, add the ground beef and mix thoroughly with your hands.
  2. Form the mixture into meatballs about the size of a ping-pong ball. Brown them in the Dutch oven using only bottom heat.
  3. In a bowl mix the grape jelly, chili sauce, lemon juice, hot sauce, and bourbon. Pour the mixture over the meatballs.
  4. Simmer the meatballs and the sauce for 20 minutes.
  5. Enjoy!

We just throw them in a big bowl with a bunch of toothpicks laying around and stand back as our friends and family devour them!

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