First made for a New Years’ Eve party, these were a hit and gone long before midnight ever arrived. The recipe is easily multiplied depending on the size of your crowd and is the perfect recipe for a crockpot.
2 lb. bag small frozen meatballs
½ cup diced onions
¼ cup diced green peppers
¼ cup molasses
1 cup Bone Doctors’® Sweet & Spicy Barbeque Sauce
¼ cup chopped bacon partially cooked to render some fat (approx. 3 slices)
1 Tbsp. rendered bacon fat
2 tsp. liquid smoke
1 tsp. Bone Doctors’®Premium Spice Blend
Place meatballs in crockpot. Frozen or thawed is fine, though cooking time will be longer if frozen.
Heat the rendered bacon fat in a skillet and lightly sauté the onions and green peppers until soft.
Mix all ingredients for the sauce adding additional Bone Doctors’®Premium Spice Blend to taste.
Pour over meatballs in crockpot and mix gently but thoroughly.
Heat on low 4-6 hours,until heated through and sauce absorbed.