Blackberry Bourbon Meatballs

Blackberry Bourbon Meatballs

Blackberry bourbon meatballs is a recipe I learned from an old football blog I followed.  We would share game day food recipes frequently and it turned into a weekly recipe post.

One of the blog members shared a recipe for making meatballs with barbecue sauce and grape jelly.  It sounded weird to add jelly to meatballs but I’ll try just about anything.  As it turns out, jelly with barbecue sauce is a great combination.  It adds a sweetness to the meatballs that blends perfectly.

I have now been making these for quite a few years and have slowly experiments with the ingredients.  The winning recipe, for me, is blackberry jelly and bourbon barbecue sauce.  This was made with a Stubbs Hickory Bourbon BBQ Sauce that is available in most grocery stores.

You can make this recipe in the matter of 5-10 minutes and then just let it simmer all day long.  Just add all ingredients to a cast iron dutch oven or a crockpot and cook on a low temperature.  If you put it in a crockpot it’s very portable and great to bring to a pot luck party.  The super bowl is coming up in a couple weeks.  Bring these blackberry bourbon meatballs in a crockpot and you will come home with an empty crockpot.

Blackberry Bourbon Meatballs

Blackberry Bourbon Meatballs

Beef meatballs in a blackberry bourbon barbecue sauce
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 3034 kcal


  • Cast Iron Dutch Oven



  • Combine all ingredients in a cast iron dutch oven over low heat or a crockpot
  • Cook on low for 1 hour stirring occassionally



Calories: 3034kcalCarbohydrates: 444gProtein: 83gFat: 101gSaturated Fat: 37gCholesterol: 330mgSodium: 5635mgPotassium: 2788mgFiber: 8gSugar: 336gVitamin A: 1143IUVitamin C: 36mgCalcium: 334mgIron: 9mg
Keyword Game Day
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