The Dude's SSS Meatballs

Discussion in 'Side Items' started by the dude abides, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Smoked, Sweet & Savory Meatballs. Fire It Up was talking about meatball recipies the other day and had me craving a batch myself. Perfect tasty and filling appetizer for football today. And I've got enough left over for sammies and what not later on.

    2.5 lbs Ground Chuck
    1 lb Fresh Ground Pork Sausage
    1 sleeve Keebler Toasteds Onion Flavored Crackers
    2 Large Eggs
    2 TBS Soy Sauce
    2 TBS Worchestshire Sauce
    1/4 Sweet yellow onion
    1 Crushed Clove Garlic
    1/4 c. Bacon Bits (was supposed to be real bacon but realized I didn't have any)

    I apologize, I'm not on my qview game today. Forgot to take a couple of pictures along the way.

    Started by sauteing the onion and garlic in a little bit of oil. Threw the bacon bits in at the last minute.
    (Sorry no pict of this)

    Then everyone into a bowl for a good hand mixing

    Rolled these into little balls about golf ball size.

    Ended up with about 40 total.

    Threw these on the WSM running about 275* for about an hour with a couple of small chunks of oak.

    While they were smoking away I started the sweet sauce.
    1/2 c. White Karo Corn Syrup
    1.5 c. Ketchup
    4 TBS Yellow Mustard
    2 TBS Soy Sauce
    1 TBS Worchestshire Sauce

    Mix all ingredients in a pan on stovetop over medium heat. Heat just until it starts to bubble.

    And there ya go. The Dude's Smoked, Sweet & Savory Meatballs. Hope everyone gives it a try. But I'll warn ya, the sauce is pretty darned sweet.

    Thanks for checking out my latest smoke.
  2. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Oops, forgot the presentation shot


  3. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    nice dude, I like the onion cracker, and bacon twist...[​IMG]
  4. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I am going to be making some of these!!!
  5. pepeskitty

    pepeskitty Smoking Fanatic

    I like sweet. Good looking meatballs.

    thanks for sharing.
  6. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Glad the recent talk got you in the mood to smoke some goodness [​IMG]
    Sauce sounded good but you know what makes everything better...some chipotle! Bet that would have worked great in the sauce with the sweetness.
  7. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks pal, everything is better with bacon!

    Do it! They are really good. I use the same recipie for my meatloaf.

    You're welcome. I'm not a fan of hot stuff, so the sweet is good.

    Thanks for bringing this up. Yeah, I figured you'd need to add some heat to them.
  8. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    that seems to be common thought here on SMF... [​IMG]
  9. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Lookin' Good, Dude! Somebody pass me a plate![​IMG]
  10. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks Seen. Still got a couple dozen left. Now vacupacked and in the freezer.

    Love your avatar
  11. bigtrain74

    bigtrain74 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice job there dude!!! wish i was there
  12. shooterrick

    shooterrick Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Lookin good Dude. Like the cracker twist.
  13. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Those look great Dude -
  14. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Man Jay they look great and I like the recipe it sounds really good too. Why didnt you entry them intoo the throwdown for Janurary.
  15. brohnson

    brohnson Smoking Fanatic

  16. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks Mark, but I can't, I'm a judge.

    Thanks BigTrain74, ShooterRick, Scarbelly and Brohnson. Much appreciated.
  17. rio_grande

    rio_grande Smoking Fanatic

    Those look good,,, Guess it is meatball weekend...
  18. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks Rio, yeah I guess it was. Fire It Up was looking for meatball recipies a week or so ago. I think that got some wheels turning. I know it did for me.
  19. csmith2884

    csmith2884 Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    As always you are right in my wheelhouse. Looks great bet there are no leftovers.
  20. treegje

    treegje Master of the Pit

    Man those look good ,excellent job[​IMG]

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