BBQ Brown Sugar Bourbon Glazed Pork Meatballs

  • Serving Size: 6
  • Difficulty

Essential Tools
Chef knife or paring knife
Measuring cups
Measuring spoons
Small saucepot
Wooden spoon
Large bowl
8-inch square baking dish
Instant-read thermometer

1 cup chopped white onion
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
½ cup packed dark brown sugar
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons Twist’d Q Wicked Sweet Bourbon seasoning
1 large egg
1 pound ground pork
1 cup panko breadcrumbs
1 green onion, thinly sliced

1. Preheat oven to 425°F.

2. In a small saucepot, cook the onion and oil over medium heat 5 minutes or until the onion is tender and starting to brown, stirring occasionally. Add the sugar, vinegar, 1 tablespoon Twist’d Q Wicked Sweet Bourbon seasoning and 1 cup water.

3. Increase heat to medium-high and cook 10 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally. Remove the saucepot from heat and let cool.

4. In a large bowl, whisk the egg. Gently mix in the ground pork, breadcrumbs and remaining 1 tablespoon Twist’d Q Wicked Sweet Bourbon seasoning.

5. Form ground pork mixture into 12 meatballs (about 3 tablespoons each) and place in the baking dish.

6. Bake meatballs 20 minutes; top with brown sugar mixture and bake 8 minutes or until thermometer inserted into meatballs reaches 160°F. Serve meatballs sprinkled with green onions.

Approximate nutritional values per serving (2 meatballs): 520 Calories, 23g Fat (7g Saturated), 122mg Cholesterol, 641mg Sodium, 53g Carbohydrates, 0g Fiber, 26g Sugars, 26g Protein


Be gentle when mixing the meatball ingredients; overmixing can make them dry and tough.

Try mixing chopped fresh herbs such as thyme, rosemary or sage into the meatball mixture for a savory twist or cayenne pepper to add a spicy kick.