Bourbon Meatball Sliders

Prep Time | 20 Min Cook Time | 40 Min Serves | 10
Bourbon sauce adds a special twist to this classic meatball sliders recipe. These bite sized morsels are the perfect addition to your game day celebration.

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. ground beef
  • 1/2 cup Chia seeds
  • 1 egg
  • 1 3/4 t salt
  • 1/2 t pepper
  • 1/4 t allspice
  • 1/8 t nutmeg
  • 1 T butter
  • 1 cup onion, finely diced
  • 1 T dried oregano
  • 1 T dried thyme
  • 2 11.5 oz bags of Brazilian Cheese Bread
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup Bourbon
  • 3 T dark brown sugar
  • 3 T apple cider vinegar
  • 1 T Dijon mustard
  • 1 T honey
  • 1 t garlic powder
  • 1 t smoked paprika
  • 1/2 t chipotle chili powder
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  1. 1

    PREHEAT OVEN TO 400° F

  2. 2

    In a medium saute pan heat butter. Add onion and saute until soft. Set aside.

  3. 3

    In a large bowl combine beef, chia seeds, egg, salt, pepper, allspice, nutmeg, oregano and thyme. Add cooled, sauteed onions. Mix well.

  4. 4

    Roll into 1 inch balls and place onto a wire rack over a sheet pan.

  5. 5

    Bake for 15-20 minutes until done and internal temperature is 155° F. Bake the Brazilian Cheese Bread at the same time as the meatballs, according to instructions on the bag.

  6. 6

    In a medium saucepan combine ketchup, Bourbon, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, Dijon, honey, garlic powder, smoked paprika, chipotle powder, salt and pepper over medium heat. Bring to a simmer and cook for 10-15 minutes until reduced. Coat meatballs in the sauce. Slice Brazi Bites in half and stuff each with a sauced meatball.

  7. 7

    Skewer with a toothpick and serve.

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