So, are you ready for the biggest football game of the year? Just in case you don’t have the details yet, the 50th Super Bowl will be played starting at 6:30 p.m. this Sunday, February 7. Now, for me and BeeBop, it’s kind of a non-event. Neither of us follow professional football. If we watch, it’ll be all about the commercials and, of course, the food!
Did you know that Super Bowl Sunday is one of the biggest days of the year for food bloggers? Our blogs get tons of visits on that day from people looking for the perfect thing to serve during the big game. And speaking of that, I have a fantastic new recipe for you to consider for this year’s game – these delicious Meatballs with Dijon Whiskey Sauce.
Now when it comes to football food, or the kind of recipes that I tend to call “grub,” I’ll take some help from the grocery store every time. For instance, in this recipe I’ve used purchased frozen meatballs. I mean, really, who has time to roll out dozens of little meatballs on Super Bowl Sunday? Not me. But if you really want to do that, please go ahead.
The sauce is what really makes this recipe special. It’s a combination of chili sauce, Dijon mustard, Tennessee sippin’ whiskey, soy sauce, and brown sugar – kind of a mustardy barbecue sauce with a kick. And it is yummy. Be sure to simmer it down until it’s nice and syrupy but be careful not to let it burn (there’s a lot of sugar in there). You can cook your meatballs and sauce and then keep them warm in a slow cooker on low heat all during the game.
I serve these meatballs with celery sticks and ranch dressing on the side. Sets off the meatballs perfectly.
Hope you enjoy this one!
In a deep pot or Dutch oven, whisk together all the ingredients except the meatballs.
Bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
Add the meatballs and bring the mixture back to the boil. Reduce the heat to medium and continue to simmer for 35 minutes, stirring frequently. Cook until the sauce is thickened and meatballs are heated through.
Serve with celery sticks and ranch dressing on the side.
Other meatball recipes you might enjoy…
- Korean Style Cocktail Meatballs from Spoon Fork Bacon
- Drunken Cranberry Cocktail Meatballs from The View From Great Island
- Lemon Tarragon Cocktail Meatballs from No Recipes
- Slow Cooker Meatballs with Orange Marmalade from The Chic Life
- Saucy Asian Meatballs from Garnish with Lemon
What I was up to…
- One year ago: Olive and Tomato Whole Wheat Focaccia
- Two years ago: Raspberry Filled Jelly Roll
- Three years ago: Cheddar Pecan Cheese Ring with Strawberry Preserves
- Four years ago: Sausage Swirls
- Five years ago: Baked Rice Pudding
- Six years ago: Cheesy Beefy Mac
- Seven years ago: Pasta d’Arrabiata