Bacon Wrapped BBQ Meatballs

Originally found over here.



Thick cut bacon

BBQ Sauce


Preheat oven to 350.

Gather meatballs in whatever way works for you. The link talks about making them, I’ll be real honest, I used frozen.

Cut each slice of bacon in half and wrap around each meatball.  Since I not only used frozen meatballs but mini ones at that, it was only about a quarter slice bacon per meatball.  Place onto a foil covered pan with the seam side down.  Bake for 20 minutes.

Drain bacon fat and brush with BBQ Sauce (I used Sweet Baby Rays but whatever floats your boat).  Put in oven for another 10 minutes.

Drain pan again if needed and brush on more BBQ.  Bake for another 5 minutes.

Drain fat one last time if needed and serve.


The original recipe talked about making your own meatballs and rolling some cheese into the center of the meatball.  I didn’t think it was worth it when there were frozen meatballs sitting in my freezer.  I did think some cheese would be excellent.

The original poster I think just served the meatballs on their own with a side.  For dinner last night we had them on hoagie rolls (with a side salad for some veggies) and I thought it was really good that way.  Today at work I brought the leftovers for lunch though and it was pretty good on it’s own too.

Dinner yesterday was with Fiance and Future-SIL.  She liked dinner, he was less than thrilled.  He liked the meatballs and sauce but wasn’t wild about the texture of the bacon, “I don’t usually like things that are bacon wrapped”.  I’m thinking there must be something wrong with him.   I definitely loved the meatballs with the BBQ sauce (it came out all gooey and glorious) and would consider making again without the bacon – although I personally thought the bacon was a good touch.


One response to “Bacon Wrapped BBQ Meatballs

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