Staggering Jack Daniels® Meatballs Recipe -
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Staggering Jack Daniels® Meatballs

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"When meatballs are gone, you can do shots of the sauce... Gotta admit, I usually cheat on the meatballs and buy 'em pre-cooked, or ya can make yer own. I make several batches of this and keep 'em in the freezer letting them ferment, although cuz of the alcohol content they don't freeze solid, LOL. All ingredients are to taste, no exact measuring is required... How much you make is optional. Be creative and have fun, do a shot."

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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins

    8 hrs 50 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Spread meatballs in a single layer in a shallow baking dish.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until hot, about 15 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile heat apple jelly and jalapeno pepper jelly in a saucepan over medium heat until melted, about 5 minutes. Stir roasted peppers into jelly mixture and remove from heat. Add whiskey; stir until sauce is combined.
  5. Stir hot meatballs into whiskey sauce. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  6. Heat meatballs and sauce slowly over low heat until completely hot, being careful not to boil, 15 to 20 minutes.
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  • Cook's Notes:
  • Use the apple jelly jar to measure the whiskey.
  • Sauce can be boiled to cook out the alcohol, the flavor will remain.
  • If sauce is too strong, you can add additional jelly, but wait until at least 2nd day before adding. As said, when 1st made, the sauce smell will be VERY strong.

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Nov 10, 2013

thought I would try these and share at a party. I doubled the recipe but put in only 10 oz of jack but still way to strong! definitely not going to make again,


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  • Calories
  • 484 kcal
  • 24%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 51 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 47 mg
  • 16%
  • Fat
  • 7.4 g
  • 11%
  • Fiber
  • 0.4 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 9.9 g
  • 20%
  • Sodium
  • 191 mg
  • 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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