Bacon Meatballs

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by shellbellc, Apr 22, 2011.

  1. shellbellc

    shellbellc Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I wasn't sure where to put this as it contains beef and pork, so I figured it was kind of like a sausage.  Anyway I used ground beef, ground pork, and ground home cured bacon, eggs, oregano, smoked paprika, red pepper flakes, snp, and a little parm cheese.  Broiled them and then cooked them in a tomato sauce made with fresh basil, garlic, snp,  To grind up the bacon I just ran it through my kitchen aide grinder attachment, worked out well...meatballs came out great!  Had a nice smokiness to them!  I made them for a retirement party at work, I served them with mini-potato rolls so they were like mini-bacon meatball sliders. 

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  2. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    look real good bubbling away in that sauce....must find my attachments and drag out the KitchenAide
     
  3. thebarbequeen

    thebarbequeen Smoking Fanatic

    What a great idea - sounds and looks really tasty!!
     
  4. fife

    fife Master of the Pit

    Looking good there[​IMG]
     
  5. [​IMG]  I could go for a few of those right now!
     
  6. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    That look so good right there. Thanks. 
     
  7. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks Good...
     
  8. les3176

    les3176 Master of the Pit

    Looks tasty!!! they sound really rich with the pork and bacon!!!
     
  9. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I have made some that are similar and added some smoked mozzarella - these are awesome  Congrats man
     
  10. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    looks great there shellbellc........... I'll have mine on some garlic bread[​IMG]
     
  11. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Those look delicious, I like the idea of grinding up bacon and adding to the meatball mix, bet it had some great flavor.
     
  12. shellbellc

    shellbellc Master of the Pit OTBS Member


     It did have great flavor!  I will be trying this again, maybe with some sweeter maple or hickory flavored bacon and then trying a different sauce instead of red...I've been bouncing a lot of ideas around in me head...
     
  13. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Dang!!!!

    Missed another good one for almost 2 weeks!

    Looks Great Shellbellc!

    Bear
     
  14. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Wow those look soooo good [​IMG]
     

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