Easy Bourbon Meatballs

by lisa on March 23, 2012 · 17 comments

I am the queen of under 30 minute meals for dinner. But sometimes I have to think a little harder to come up with a good easy-to-make appetizer. The veggie tray with some spinach dip just doesn’t cut it in my house. My family wants stick to your ribs appetizers that have a little more substance. With March Madness  in full swing, I know I will need some quick and easy finger food.

The other night while checking in my freezer and pantry, an appetizer light bulb went off.  I often use Sun-Bird Seasonings to make quick dinners. It is easy with their seasoning packets and only a few other ingredients. This time I decided to use the Bourbon Chicken Seasoning Mix to coat some meatballs. I always keep a frozen package of low- fat turkey meatballs on hand for a quick dinner. I prefer to make my own but sometimes it is just more important to be at my kids soccer game than in my kitchen rolling meatballs.

My family loved them and they can also be served with some rice or noodles for a quick entree. If you want to use homemade meatballs, go to town. I am hoping next time I make these, I will have a batch of homemade meatballs in my freezer. This recipe would also work well in a crock pot. I like to serve it with fresh chunks of pineapple too.

Happy weekend everyone!

Bourbon Meatballs
Recipe type: Appetizer
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Serves: 4 to 6
A quick and easy hearty appetizer
  • 1 package Sun-Bird Bourbon Chicken Seasoning
  • 1½ TBS soy sauce
  • 3½ TBS sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 16 ounces frozen or cooked meatballs
  1. Mix together seasoning, soy sauce, sugar and water.
  2. Add to a medium size frying pan and cook on medium heat. Bring mixture to a boil.
  3. Lower pan heat and bring to a simmer. Add meatballs. Cover and cook for 10 to 12 minutes or until meatballs are heated through.
This is a great appetizer but also good served on a bed of rice.


***Disclaimer : I am a blogger advocate for Sun-Bird Seasonings and this was a sponsored post. As always, all opinions are my own.




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{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

Marnely Rodriguez March 23, 2012 at 9:56 am

Wishing I had these meatballs for breakfast right now!


Ramona March 23, 2012 at 10:48 am

Easy and a good idea!


Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking March 23, 2012 at 12:26 pm

Wow, these look so mouthwatering and delicious, Lisa! What a fun idea for meatballs and parties in general. Thanks for sharing. Also, I’m having a great giveaway today with four potential prize winners, so you should enter!


Ben the Crock Pot King March 23, 2012 at 5:50 pm

Hi Jerseygirl,
I’m from Elizabeth, don’t know if you know where that’s at. But either way, you claim to be the queen of 30 minute meals! But what my sites about is crock pot coking! If you have any recipes, feel free -stop by and post them. Your more then Welcome at CPK!
Stay blessed!


Debbie March 24, 2012 at 8:54 am

Great idea!!!! I have to give these a try…..


Danielle D'Ambrosio March 24, 2012 at 9:18 am

This looks great! I love bourbon chicken and think my boyfriend would love these!


Mary March 24, 2012 at 10:25 am

They certainly look delicious and I love how easily they came together. Have a great weekend. Blessinngs…Mary


Kate March 24, 2012 at 12:13 pm

I’m also not great at coming up with appetizers!


life is a shoe March 24, 2012 at 11:30 pm

wow my mouth is already watering at the sight of these!


Barbara @ Barbara Bakes March 26, 2012 at 7:37 am

A great twist Asian twist on meatballs.


Julie M. March 26, 2012 at 7:54 am

Simple and delicious. A perfect combination! You did good Lisa. 🙂


Sommer@ASpicyPerspective March 26, 2012 at 8:33 am

Hmmm, now I’ve got to plan a party so I can make these.


Whitney March 26, 2012 at 7:51 pm

How do you think it would taste if I used brown sugar instead of regular sugar? I usually mix brown with soy sauce…hmmm – thoughts?


jerseygirl March 26, 2012 at 8:00 pm

Whitney, brown sugar would be fine. I have used that before.


Moe March 27, 2012 at 12:48 am

If I do not have sun-bird seasonings. What kind of seasonings I would use?


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