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Bacon Wrapped Cheese Stuffed Meatballs

How much better can a meatball get? Stuffed with sharp cheddar cheese and wrapped in yummy bacon! Very easy to make.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Appetizers, beef, Comfort Foods
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon, beef meatballs, cheese, stuffed meatballs
Servings: 4
Calories: 799kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs lean ground beef
  • 2 slices white bread torn into small pieces (see NOTES)
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped onion
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 16 slices bacon in UK it's streaky bacon--don't use thick cut
  • 8 - 1/2- inch cubes sharp cheddar cheese -OR- mozzarella

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil (for easy clean up) and place a rack in the pan (I use a rack like you use to cool cookies)
  • In a large bowl, mix the ground beef, torn bread, water, onion, garlic powder, salt, pepper and egg. Blend well.
  • Divide meat into 8 equal portions.
  • Form meatball around a cube of cheese.
  • Wrap with one slice of bacon, then turn the meatball 90 degrees and wrap in another slice of bacon.
  • Place meatballs, bacon seam-side down on the rack in the prepared pan.
  • Bake for 30-40 minutes or until bacon is nicely browned and beginning to look crisp (the bacon won't crisp on the bottom, FYI).

Notes

The bread can be processed into crumbs in a food processor--just pulse about 2 times.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 799kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 59g | Fat: 57g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Cholesterol: 242mg | Sodium: 1288mg | Potassium: 837mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 454IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 319mg | Iron: 5mg