Bacon Wrapped Meatballs
- 1 lb ground beef (I used 85/15)
- 1 lb ground pork sausage
- 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)
- 2 bags thick or thin cut bacon
- 1 1/2 cup BBQ Sauce
Place the first 6 ingredients into a bowl, mix well to combine.
Roll into 24-28 meatballs. Make a hole into the center of each meatball, add some cheese and pinch the ball shut. Shape back into a ball. Feel free to omit the cheese if you don’t want it.
Cut the bacon in half. Wrap each meatball with a half slice of bacon.
Place meatballs on a greased or foil covered pan, bacon seam side down. Bake at 350F degrees for approximately 20 minutes in center rack.
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*
Drain any remaining bacon fat and serve.