Monday, October 31, 2011

Bacon Cheeseburger Meatballs!

Hey everyone! This week for my Personal PIGskin Challenge burgers are always fun and if you're not grilling out, how about some Bacon Cheeseburger Meatballs. Oh yea, you will be popular!

 Bacon Cheeseburger Meatballs from Stolen Moments Cooking
1 1/2 lbs ground beef
1 C oats or breadcrumbs-I used oats
1 egg
1/3 C ketchup
2 Tblsp mustard
1/2 each tsp paprika, garlic powder, Italian Seasoning, pepper
4 oz cheddar cheese cut into cubes, approx 1/2 " (or any cheese you like, ask the deli to slice it thick)
1/2 lb bacon, cooked crispy and broken into bigger 1/2"-ish pieces
Mix everything except cheese and bacon.
Using 1 Tblsp mix, roll into ball, flatten it out in the palm of your hand. Add a cube of cheese and a few pieces of bacon. Carefully bring the sides of the meatball up to cover the cheese and bacon. Roll till round and smooth. Technique here.
After all meatballs are made, stick any leftover bacon onto the top of the meatballs.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.

Notes:
  • Maybe it's that Philly thing... but I lost my patience for trying to wrap the meat around the cheese and bacon after a while. I tried crumbling the left over bacon to the size of bacon bits and just adding it to the ground beef. I'm going to be honest and say you can really taste the bacon on the ones with the bigger pieces in the middle of the meatball, it gets lost on the bacon bits meatballs.
  • Think of these as itty-bitty burgers folks, if you have favorite burger seasonings, use them. I'd add a healthy amount of Montreal Steak Seasoning the next time instead of the spices listed.
  • Load up on dips-ketchup, mustard, BBQ Sauce, Mayo Dipping Sauce, whatever your crowd likes! While I didn't show it, pickles are always a good thing too.
  • You'll get approximately 42 meatballs.
Have a happy day:@)

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40 comments:

  1. Looks good, Lynn. I love meatballs in a sandwich, in spaghetti, almost any way so I'm sure these would be tasty for dipping. Have a great day!------ Shannon

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  2. They look delicious.. I remember your tips if I try these.

    thanks~!

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  3. Hi Lynn,
    Hope you are enjoying this wonderful Fall weather.
    I love your header. Pigs sure know how to have fun!!!

    My family would love this recipe. I'm trying it out for sure.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  4. You are killing me with all these meatballs I want to make them ALL! Do you think at my next party I can just have a meatball buffet?

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  5. Oh these look really good! I am going to save these for our Super Bowl party. I may need to make them sooner though!

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  6. What a great idea for meatballs! They look so good!

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  7. Yum! These look good, and I love that you baked them instead of frying! Bacon and cheese...these are a must try!

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  8. I am sure they are very delicious. I love meatballs - all kinds. Happy Halloween to you and Earl! xo

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  9. My family love meatballs and with the bacon and cheese I know these will be a hit. Thanks and Happy Halloween.

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  10. yummm....you do some mean meatballs, woman...thanks for all the meatball recipes.
    xoxo bj

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  11. Oh, boy! I LOVE meatballs of any kind. Will be trying these shortly. TY for sharing.

    Have a BOO-T-ful Halloween.
    TTFN ~
    Hugs,
    Marydon

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  12. My husband would love these... He loves hamburgers. Pat

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  13. These look delish!!

    Happy Halloween! Love Earl's costume...of course I am viewing it from afar, uh huh!:-)

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  14. Do you think you could shred the cheese and mix it in the meat mixture? Looks devine! Happy Halloween! Jennifer

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  15. These would be great tonight for a Halloween party! sandie

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  16. Meatballs are so versatile and the little ones are great for a crowd! xo

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  17. Oh, these would be very popular at a football party (or just for us to nibble on too).

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  18. These look amazing! Happy Halloween :)

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  19. Very yummy looking! Does Earl approve?
    Thanks for joining ON THE MENU MONDAY!
    Yvonne

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  20. I'm so happy to see that your cooking and blogging mojo have returned. I often lose my mojo but it always comes back eventually! Thank goodness you are back...I need your ideas and inspiration this Christmas!!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  21. Oh yum! Now that is my kind of meatball. Looks and sounds very delicious!!

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  22. Hi Lynn,
    Wiski and me would love to have such a plate with yummy meatballs. Nice recipe, thanks for sharing.
    Best greetings, Johanna

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  23. These looks great Lynn. I love Earl's Halloween costume! Too funny. I think we are due for a long winter! Thanks for stopping by.
    Sherry

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  24. Lynn,
    http://debbie-dabble.blogspot.com/2011/11/snow-friendsfamily-food-treasures-and.html
    Come visit as I paid you homage in this post!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  25. Hi Lynn, These meatballs rock. However, I buy the frozen ones. When my children were all home I did make my own meatballs but as good as I KNOW these taste, I probably won't make them. I WILL make the red cocktail sauce for meatballs though!!! BIG smile.
    Have a great day.
    Hugs, Jeanne

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  26. Now we are talking...bacon cheeseburger meatballs! Yum!

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  28. This is the kind of comfort food I'm looking for. Love the flavors in these little mini's, Lynn. I'n not a football fan but I sure would like a plate of these when I put on a good movie.

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  29. These look really yummy, Lynn. Thanks for the recipe...Christine

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  30. Suggestion here...divide meat mixture in half and make a flattened rectangle out of one half.
    Set the cheese and bacon at evenly spaced intervals on the meat layer and the add the other half on top, maybe doing it in smaller sections.
    Cut like raviolis and squish into a round ball shape.

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  31. If it has bacon-cheeseburger in the title, my husband will love it. I can't wait to try this one.

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  32. Mmmmm, these sound really delicious! My family would love them!!!

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  33. They look and sound delicious!

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  34. I hope you made plenty, pass the plate this way please...

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  35. Can I tell you how happy this recipe would make my family? They love meat and cheese together in any form. Good idea Lynn...Thanks!

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  36. I love this idea! I also love the baby forks - so cute!

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  37. Y-U-M-M-O! Lynn -- I also love your little vintage snack tray you're serving on :)

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  38. My Sweets loves these kind of recipes! He made meatballs stuffed with mozzarreal cheese and other delights! He also plays with meat loaf and other hardy beef dishes! I will share this with him. Hee Hee
    Hugs Anne

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  39. What a great Meatball to serve for a gathering, they look sooooo good! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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  40. These look really good, Lynn. I would be like you and get impatient.

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