1 pound ground meatloaf mix, (ground beef, pork and veal)
1/3 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1 large egg
2 clove garlic, minced fine
1 tablespoon good quality olive oil
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
1/4 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
Salt and fresh ground black pepper
1 batch bourbon BBQ sauce ( recipe below)
Chopped parsley for garnish
Preheat the oven to 350’F degrees. Prepare a high sided baking sheet with parchment, or a silicon baking mat.
In a large bowl, add all the listed ingredients and with gloved hands, mix together until fully incorporated.
Roll 1 -inch sized balls and place onto prepared baking sheet. Bake for about 15-20 minutes until one is cut open and no longer pink in the center. Remove from the oven and set aside.
Make the sauce.Add the meatballs to the sauce. Simmer for about 10 minutes, turning meatballs to coat. Serve warm.
Maple Bourbon BBQ Sauce
2 cups good quality ketchup
1/2 -3/4 cup, good quality bourbon
1/4 cup chicken or vegetable stock
2-3 Tablespoons dark brown sugar
3 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 -3 Tablespoons good quality maple syrup
2-3 Tablespoon good quality mustard
1 Tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teapoon smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
Pinch kosher salt
In a large skillet, over medium heat add all of the listed sauce ingredients. Whisk well to combine.
On medium low heat bring the sauce to a simmer and warm all the ingredients through.