Cheese Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Meatballs

Close up of Cheese Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Meatballs sitting on a smoker rack.
This recipe is provided by Gary's BBQ Supplies

These Cheese Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Meatballs are a deluxe style meatball filled with gooey cheese and wrapped in bacon. They are perfect as a finger food or  appetizer for your next party. You can prepare them ahead of time, and reheat them right before serving.

The recipe suggests using Boerenkaas cheese or Gouda, but you may substitute it for what is on hand. Other good options may include smoked cheddar or a gooey mozzarella.

Although the serving suggestion is as a simple finger food feel free to be creative and add the meatballs to a tomato pasta sauce to be served on spaghetti. They can even be added to casseroles, curries, and salads. We think you’ll like these decadent meatballs so much, you won’t be able to stop eating them!

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Chopping board covered in an even layer of round meatballs ready to be wrapped.
When the cheese is added, roll to create an even meatball shape.
Close up of a raw Cheese Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Meatball added to a smoker rack.
The meatball can be wrapped in a single direction of bacon or two directions to completely cover the meatball.
A few rows of cooked bacon wrapped cheese stuffed meatballs lay on a smoking rack.
Wrapped in bacon and stuffed with cheese, your guests will find these appetizers irresistible.
Close up of a Cheese Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Meatball on a serving plate with a toothpick in it, drizzled with sauce, and other meatballs in the background.
Serve the meatballs drizzled with BBQ sauce and with a toothpick so they are easy for people to pick up.
Close up of Cheese Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Meatballs sitting on a smoker rack.
The meatballs are cooked when a rich mahogany color and internal temperature of 165 degrees F (75 degrees C).

Cheese Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Meatballs Recipe

This recipe is provided by Gary’s BBQ Supplies.
Close up of Cheese Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Meatballs sitting on a smoker rack.
These Cheese Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Meatballs are a deluxe style meatball filled with gooey cheese and wrapped in bacon perfect as a finger food appetizer.
Preparation 20 minutes
Cook 45 minutes
Ready in 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 8 Servings
CourseAppetizer
InfluenceGlobal
DifficultySeasoned
MethodSmoke
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Ingredients

  • 3 pounds ground beef
  • 1 pound sausage
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons Trilby's Jittery Jerk Rub or favorite jerk seasoning
  • 1/3 cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley flakes
  • 1/2 pound Boerenkaas or Gouda cheese
  • 2 pounds (1kg) sliced bacon
  • Alaskan Unami Sauce or your favorite BBQ sauce

Equipment

  • smoker
  • toothpicks

Directions

  • Combine the ground beef, sausage, eggs, rub, breadcrumbs, and parsley in a large bowl, then mix until well combined. If time allows cover and chill overnight for the flavors to infuse.
  • Slice the cheese into ½ inch (1cm) cubes.
  • Take about 1 tablespoon of the ground beef mixture then place the cheese in it. Cover with another tablespoon of the ground beef mixture. Roll into a smooth meatball. Repeat until all the ground beef is gone.
  • Cut the bacon in half then wrap around the meatball. If necessary secure with a toothpick.
  • Place in a smoker preheated to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C). Cook for 45 minutes or until cooked to an internal temperature of 165 degrees F (75 degrees C).
  • If not already added, spear each meatball with a toothpick, then drizzle with BBQ sauce to serve.

Nutritional Information

Serving: 8gSodium: 1517mgCalcium: 300mgVitamin C: 1mgVitamin A: 440IUSugar: 1gFiber: 1gPotassium: 929mgCholesterol: 330mgCalories: 1232kcalTrans Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 44gPolyunsaturated Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 39gFat: 104gProtein: 62gCarbohydrates: 8gIron: 6mg

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