In my home, we love watching football. I’m a die-hard Broncos fan, while hubby cheers for the Buffalo Bills. We have lived in Baltimore for a good amount of time, so we both like to watch and root for the Ravens as well, although we are still loyal to our respective teams. While my family tradition is Chile Relleno Bites and a heaping pile of Neon BBQ Chicken Nachos, I’m always on the lookout for new munchies to break it up a bit. There is nothing better than meatballs bubbling in a slow cooker with BBQ sauce or bacon, so why not bind the two together? BBQ Bacon Wrapped Meatballs- tada!
I’ve tried these bad boys in the slow cooker and the bacon didn’t stay put, so I wouldn’t recommend storing them this way to stay hot. You can also use frozen meatballs, but homemade are always so much better and don’t take much more time. You can also take them up a notch by adding a pinch of cheese to center of each.
While I like to use a homemade BBQ sauce, such as Chipotle Honey BBQ Sauce or Homemade BBQ Sauce, you can use your own homemade or jarred. If you like this recipe, also check out my Grape Jelly Meatballs and Buffalo Chicken Meatballs!
Don’t forget to PIN BBQ Bacon Wrapped Meatballs!
- 1/2 medium sweet onion minced
- 1 pound ground beef 15/85 mix
- 1 pound ground pork
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons black pepper
- 3/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
- 5- ounces evaporated milk
- 3 tablespoons BBQ sauce
- 2 teaspoons bottled garlic
- 2 eggs lightly beaten
- 24 strips extra thick bacon
- 1 cup BBQ sauce
Heat your oven to 350 degrees, line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and lightly coat with cooking spray.
Mix finely minced onion through evaporated milk in a large mixing bowl and combine using your hands. Do not over mix or your meatballs or else they will turn out tough.
Tossing from hand to hand, form meatballs into 24 small meatballs.
Wrap each one with a strip of bacon.
Place into the oven for 15 minutes. Remove and baste with BBQ sauce. Return to the oven for an additional 10 minutes. Baste again with BBQ sauce before serving. Please note that cooking times will vary with the size of your meatballs, check for an internal temperature of 145 or higher.
Enjoy your BBQ Bacon Wrapped Meatballs!