• Some of the links on this forum allow SMF, at no cost to you, to earn a small commission when you click through and make a purchase. Let me know if you have any questions about this.

Bacon Wrapped Cheese Stuffed Meatballs

illini40

Smoking Fanatic
646
273
Joined Feb 12, 2017
Hello

Smoked some bacon wrapped cheese stuffed meatballs (and a few sans bacon) this evening. Turned out great!

This cook was partially inspired by the recipe for Monk Balls in Jeff's Smoking Meat book.

Started with 2 pounds of ground chuck. Added 2 eggs, some crushed corn Chex, seasoned with some Meat Church Holy Gospel and The Gospel rubs.

IMG_1054.JPG


Formed 12 good sized meat balls. Wrapped six with bacon, and left 6 without bacon. Stuffed each with a cube of cheddar cheese. Dusted with a little more The Gospel rub.

IMG_1055.JPG


Went on the Traeger set at 250*. Ran apple pellets. Glazed the bacon wrapped meatballs with some BBQ sauce with about 15 minutes left in the cook.

Total cook time was around 1 hour and 45 minutes.

IMG_1056.JPG


IMG_1057.JPG
 

Sowsage

Master of the Pit
★ Lifetime Premier ★
3,922
3,801
Joined Oct 18, 2017
Man oh man! Now thats a meat ball!
 

motocrash

Master of the Pit
OTBS Member
3,638
1,299
Joined Aug 25, 2017
Nice'n big'uns! They look to be raquetteball/tennis ball size.AC/DC comes to mind...
 

ksblazer

Smoking Fanatic
371
119
Joined Aug 11, 2012
Need to give moink balls a try.

Like bacon and meatballs. So I'm sure I'd like moink balls.

The batch you made up look really good.
 

lovethemeats

Smoking Fanatic
★ Lifetime Premier ★
721
352
Joined Sep 17, 2015
Three or four of them on my spaghetti. Oh man. Them look really good from here. LIKE!
 

gmc2003

Epic Pitmaster
OTBS Member
10,931
5,577
Joined Sep 15, 2012
Those moinks look really good, try stuffing a slice of jalapeno pepper in with that cheese. ummmmgooood.

Point for sure.
Chris
 

SmokinAl

SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster
Staff member
Moderator
OTBS Member
★ Lifetime Premier ★
47,034
7,830
Joined Jun 22, 2009
WOW!
Those look fantastic!
Nicely done!
Al
 

illini40

Smoking Fanatic
646
273
Joined Feb 12, 2017
Need to give moink balls a try.

Like bacon and meatballs. So I'm sure I'd like moink balls.

The batch you made up look really good.
Yes - can't beat the combo. Thanks!

Three or four of them on my spaghetti. Oh man. Them look really good from here. LIKE!
I have never tried them on spaghetti. However, if going for an itialian style meatball, I would likely mix in some sausage and adjust the seasonings. Thanks!

Those moinks look really good, try stuffing a slice of jalapeno pepper in with that cheese. ummmmgooood.

Point for sure.
Chris
Thanks Chris! Yes - good call on the jalapeno. Or even just some diced green peppers and onions.

WOW!
Those look fantastic!
Nicely done!
Al
Thanks Al!

Great job
Thanks!
 

ab canuck

Master of the Pit
OTBS Member
★ Lifetime Premier ★
3,027
590
Joined Nov 20, 2016
Yep That's a LIKE!!!! I like that idea, may have to do that soon, There is a break in the weather coming...
Congrats on the carousel ride.
 

lovethemeats

Smoking Fanatic
★ Lifetime Premier ★
721
352
Joined Sep 17, 2015
I would keep the meatballs like they are for the spaghetti. Flavors would be good together. Almost like smoked bbq spaghetti. Play around with the sauce maybe. I would have to try adding some liquid smoke into the sauce. Mix in some of Jeff's bbq sauce. Go that route maybe. Either way you give inspiration for a new style dish in my future.
 

uncle eddie

Master of the Pit
OTBS Member
SMF Premier Member
1,620
1,028
Joined May 14, 2016
You have all 3 food groups...bacon, cheese, and beef! LIKE!
 

Latest posts

Hot Threads

Top Bottom
  AdBlock Detected

We noticed that you're using an ad-blocker, which could block some critical website features. For the best possible site experience please take a moment to disable your AdBlocker.