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Bacon Wrapped Cheese Stuffed Meatballs


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  • 1 1/2 lbs lean ground beef
  • 2 slices white bread, torn into small pieces (see NOTES)
  • 2 tbs water
  • 2 tbs 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


Servings 4
Preparation time 15mins
Adapted from


Step 1

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).

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