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Tennessee Whiskey meatball sub sliders

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time4 mins
Total Time14 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: meatball sliders, tennessee whiskey meatballs
Servings: 8
Calories: 240kcal
Author: Loaves and Dishes


  • 1 Cup Tennessee Whiskey I used Jack Daniels
  • ½ cup Strawberry Jam - the best kind you can find- I used homemade
  • ¼ Cup Brown Sugar
  • ¼ Cup Tabasco Sauce I used Cholulas
  • ½ Cup Thick Red sweet barbecue sauce I used “Bone Sucking” sauce - but any will be fine
  • ¼ Cup Molasses I like the organic type
  • ¼ Cup water
  • 2 Tbs garlic powder
  • 2 Tbs onion powder
  • 2 Tbs Chipotle Chili powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 package of 28 Frozen Italian Meatballs
  • Green onions for garnish


  • In a small sauce pan, heat the Tennessee Whiskey over medium heat until reduced by ½ (no need to measure exactly - just eyeball it). Just fyi - this makes a smell in your house - but don’t skip this step - makes for flavor.
  • In a medium sized mixing bowl,whisk together all the ingredients except the meatballs.
  • Place meatballs into crock pot and pour the whisked sauce over the top. Mix again with a spoon to make sure all the meatballs are coated.
  • Heat crockpot on High for 4 hours or Low for 8. Serve on slider buns (we like to use the King's Hawaiian Rolls as buns). Garnish with chopped green onions.


Use the meatballs found on loaves and dishes for better taste


Calories: 240kcal