BBQ Moink Balls

BBQ Moink Balls cooking on a grill grate.

Perfect appetizer conversation starters, meatballs wrapped in bacon are easy to make for parties, and they’re super tasty and fun. The name is a combination of ingredients: “moo” from the meatball and “oink” from the bacon.

Effectively, Moink balls are bacon-wrapped meatballs. You can prepare your own meatballs if you have a favorite recipe. Or, save yourself time by buying a bag of your favorite prepared frozen meatballs.

Perfect as a finger food or an appetizer these tasty morsels will quickly disappear. Add your own personal touch through the rub and BBQ sauce choices. In lieu of BBQ sauce, maple syrup is also an option.

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Raw meatballs wrapped with bacon sitting on a white chopping board.
The bacon wrapping the meatballs may need a toothpick to hold it in place.
BBQ Moink balls sitting on a chopping board covered with a sprinkling of BBQ rub.
Use your preferred rub on the Moink balls to add flavor.
Moink balls sitting on a grate in a barbecue.
The Moink balls are cooked over a moderate heat to crisp the bacon and heat the meatballs through.
Cooked Moink balls sitting on a serving plate ready to be eaten.
Once cooked, drizzle with a BBQ sauce to balance the salty bacon.
BBQ Moink Balls cooking on a grill grate.
Using a gentle heat allows the bacon to adhere rather than shrink and peel off.

BBQ Moink Balls Recipe

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BBQ Moink Balls cooking on a grill grate.
Perfect appetizer conversation starters, BBQ Moink balls are meatballs wrapped bacon then grilled. They are easy to make for parties and served as finger food.
Preparation 15 minutes
Cook 10 minutes
Ready in 25 minutes
Servings 10 Servings
CourseAppetizer
DifficultySeasoned
MethodGrill
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Ingredients

  • 24 frozen meatballs
  • 24 slices thin-cut bacon
  • 1 tablespoon Slap Yo’ Daddy Hot Rub or rub of choice
  • cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce for dipping

Equipment

  • toothpicks
  • applewood

Directions

  • Preheat a grill to moderate temperature, about 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
  • Semi-thaw the meatballs and wrap them with bacon. Hold the bacon in place with a toothpick if required.
  • Dust each meatball with the rub. Sprinkle cayenne pepper over the rub, if you like your Moink balls spicy.
  • Add applewood to the preheated grill to provide flavoring smoke.
  • Add the Moink balls and cook until the meatballs are heated through and the bacon crisps.
  • Drizzle with your favorite sweet BBQ sauce to balance the salty bacon and provide a shine.

Nutritional Information

Sodium: 663mgCalcium: 32mgVitamin C: 1mgVitamin A: 125IUSugar: 10gFiber: 1gPotassium: 277mgCholesterol: 59mgCalories: 362kcalTrans Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 12gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 10gFat: 28gProtein: 13gCarbohydrates: 13gIron: 1mg

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