R/T's Jack Daniels Orange Meatballs

1 review, 5 star(s). 100% would make again

Ready in 1 hour

This is a variant of a recipe someone gave me a long time ago. It's been completely re-vamped and the base flavor changes completely.


1.5 lb Lean ground beef
1 Egg
1 cup White Bread or Sourdough Bread Center
0.25 cup Minced Onion; (Fresh or Re-hydrated)
0.25 cup Grated Romano Cheese
2 tbs Granulated Garlic
1 tbs Coarse Ground Black Pepper
1 tbs Parsley
0.5 tbs Salt
Orange JD Sauce:
18 oz Orange Marmalade
0.5 cup Spicy Coarse Ground Brown Mustard
0.5 cup Jack-Daniels Whiskey
0.25 cup Brown Sugar
0.5 tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
0.25 tsp Onion Powder
0.25 tsp Cayenne Pepper
0.25 tsp Da-Bomb or 100% Pain Hot Sauce
1 large Orange; (1/2 zest available)

Original recipe makes 6




1. Combine all ingredients in bowl and mix well.

2. Pre-heat Olive oil in fry-pan.

3. Chill meatball mixture for 15 min in freezer.

4. Roll meatballs into 1" balls. (wet hands, cold meat)

5. Brown meatballs leaving interior pink (not quite cooked through).


1. Combine all sauce ingredients in saucepan and simmer.

Cooking Instructions:

1. Add meatballs to sauce and simmer for 2 hours.

2. Simmer till the meatballs are cooked inside and sauce thickens (at least 1/2 hour.)

3. Transfer to slow cooker on warm for serving.

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I like these for their sweet/hot flavor. You can adjust the hot simply with more or less hot sauce. The hot sauces chosen do not add a lot of their own flavor, they add a sort of 'hot from nowhere' to the dish. [I posted this recipe.]
rattletrap1970 6y ago

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