Bacon Wrapped BBQ Meatballs

Bacon Wrapped BBQ Meatballs

Serves 28
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 35 minutes
Total time 50 minutes
Meal type Appetizer, Lunch, Main Dish, Side Dish, Snack
Misc Serve Hot
If you do not like crunchy bacon, you can shorten the cook time. Just make sure the inside temperature of the meatballs reaches 160F degrees.


  • 1lb ground beef (I used 85/15)
  • .75 - 1lb ground pork sausage
  • 1 1/2 - 2 bag thick cut bacon
  • 2 Large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/2 tablespoon onion powder (can use 1/4 cup finely chopped onions)
  • 1/4 cup shredded mexican cheese mix (optional)
  • 1 1/2 cup BBQ Sauce (I used Sweet Baby Ray's Sweet Cola-Q Sauce)


Step 1
Place ground beef, pork sausage, eggs, bread crumbs, garlic, and onion powder into a bowl and thoroughly mix the ingredients together.
Step 2
Roll into approximately 28 golf sized balls. Make a hole into the center of the ball and insert a pinch of cheese and pinch the ball shut. Shape back into a ball. (Cheese is optional)
Step 3
Cut the bacon in half and wrap each meatball with a half slice of bacon.
Step 4
Place meatballs about an inch apart on a foil covered pan with the bacon seam side down. Bake at 350F degrees for 20 minutes in center rack. *You can also place the meatballs on a cookie rack in the pan. This will keep the meatballs out of the bacon grease.*
Step 5
At 20 minutes, take pan out and drain out bacon fat. Brush on BBQ sauce and place back into the oven for 10 minutes and brush on more BBQ sauce. Drain out pan again if needed. Brush on more BBQ sauce and place back into the oven for 5 minutes. *If you're not big on BBQ sauce, you can skip the third brushing of BBQ and serve BBQ sauce on the side*
Step 6
Drain any remaining bacon fat and serve.