BBQ Bacon Wrapped Meatballs

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!

BBQ Bacon Wrapped Meatballs- Simple, tasty, your guests will LOVE this appetizer! #appetizers #meatballs

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.

BBQ Bacon Wrapped Meatballs

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!

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3.67 from 3 votes
BBQ Bacon Wrapped Meatballs
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
40 mins
Tasty little meatballs wrapped in bacon and smothered in tasty BBQ sauce.
Servings: 24
Author: Jessica at Savory Experiments
  • 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
  1. Heat your oven to 350 degrees, line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and lightly coat with cooking spray.
  2. 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.
  3. Tossing from hand to hand, form meatballs into 24 small meatballs.
  4. Wrap each one with a strip of bacon.
  5. 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.
  6. Enjoy your BBQ Bacon Wrapped Meatballs!


Theresa@Shoestring Elegance

I’d love it if you would come share your wonderful recipe at my link party over at what to do weekends!


What is the bottled garlic and the egg used for? I can’t see where these ingredients are used in the recipe instructions. Thanks. These look really good. Anxious to try them.

KC the Kitchen Chopper

I’m super interested in your homemade BBQ Sauces. Thanks Jessica! Pinned, SU’d and YUM’d

Lauren @ Healthy Delicious

whoa – these are some serious meatballs!

Kellie @ The Suburban Soapbox

You wrapped a meatball in bacon….you’re my hero! 🙂 I can’t wait to make these, the family will loooove them.

Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet

I am loving the fact that these are wrapped in bacon!!

Linda (Meal Planning Maven)

What a fun party nibble!! They look so yummy too!


Well you just took the meatball to a whole new level. Yum!

Kim (Feed Me, Seymour)

It’s funny that you posted these! I have had bacon wrapped meatballs on my mind for weeks now! I was thinking of doing a sweet and sour version but this BBQ is perfect.

Erin @ Texanerin Baking

Oh, yes. Definitely some cheese in the middle! I’ve never done that but why not? Sounds awesome. And these look perfect for football watching or just whenever!

Michelle @ The Complete Savorist

YES. YES. YES!!! I love everything about these. Pinning!!!

Nikki @ NikSnacks

Mmm! How delicious! I love Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ sauce and I’d use that on these!

April Grant

Oh my! These look delicious and on my need to eat list!

Nutmeg Nanny

These are such delicious looking meatballs! Love that you wrapped them in bacon…yum!

Lora @cakeduchess

This is one of those finger foods that would be hard to stop at just a few! Looks fantastic!


Wow! These look and sound soo good. I have already written them down as an appetizer I’m serving at my next gathering!

Amy (Savory Moments)

These look delicious! My husband would be so very excited if I made these.


Wow. These are great. I stumbled, pinned and shared on all my social media – even Google+. I really liked these and wanted to share with my followers. Thanks for the recipe!! Linda Crafts a la Mode

Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes

Um yes please!!! The only way to make meatballs better, in my opinion, is to wrap them with bacon!


Now this is my kind of game day food! And my meat and potatoes loving guy is going to go crazy for these this weekend 😉

Amanda @ The Kitcheneer

My husband and FIL would LOVE these! I must make these for them soon! Bacon makes everything so much better! 😉

Heather // girlichef

We are huge football fans in my house, as well (Go Colts!) – these must go on one of our gameday menus very soon. They would be devoured in no time flat.

Cookin Canuck

This is the ultimate football food! Seriously, I can’t think of anything better than meatballs with bacon.


    Bacon makes everything better!!

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