Moink ball question, injecting?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by nascott, Mar 19, 2014.

  1. So, the first time I did moink balls, I made them from scratch.. They were good, but it was a lot more work than I want to spend tomorrow morning getting ready for March madness because they need to be ready by 11:30 central time.

    Tomorrow's will be with store bought, pre cooked beef meatballs that i put in the fridge tonight so they will take the toothpick through them.

    My question... Is the bacon enough to keep them from drying out? Or... I am thinking about injecting them a bit to get a little extra moisture inside. Creole butter is one thought, though I know that's more traditional for poultry, or maybe a little buffalo/barbecue sauce mix?

    Am I crazy to think this way? Anyone ever tried it?
  2. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Might be a little more work than you want, but I have used really lean ground beef to make them and found that if you stuff a cube of cheese in the middle it helps with the moisture and its delicious.
  3. newsmokeguy

    newsmokeguy Smoke Blower

    is a moink ball a smoked meatball?
  4. Moink balls are bacon wrapped meat balls. If you search the forums for moink balls, you will find a plethora of references. Good, simple, rapidly quick appetizer.
  5. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    A regulation / official¬†"Moink Ball" is a Frozen-Beef -Ball , Wrapped in Bacon and Rolled in or coated with a Rub and sauced on finishing (glazed). [​IMG][​IMG]
  6. dish

    dish Meat Mopper Group Lead

    Maybe try injecting them with a melted seasoned butter.
  7. I ended up injecting them with a bit of a sweet bbq sauce diluted with apple juice. Added the perfect amount of moisture to let the bacon cook to as done as Iike it and added a nice bit of flavor, too.
  8. dish

    dish Meat Mopper Group Lead

    BBQ sauce would taste great in those.  Good choice.
  9. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I'd do them Scarbelly style and inject them with a mixture of beer, creole butter, and franks!!! So good!!!
  10. newsmokeguy

    newsmokeguy Smoke Blower

    thx nascott
  11. dutch

    dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yep-good ol' Moink balls are the go to appetizer along with ABT's when I'm doing a big family get-together. The beef meatballs (the Mo) wrapped with bacon (the Oink) is a project that Ma Dutch has the grandkids do to keep them busy and away from the hot smoker.

    I've made them ahead of time for game day and then Ma puts them in the slow cooker [on high] with some thinned down bbq sauce (thinned with canned low-sodium beef stock) and brings them up to temp.

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