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May 21

Bacon Meatballs


Who doesn’t love a good meatball? Add bacon…wow! Found this recipe in  (Cuisine for less). It’s a great recipe to make in bulk, the meatballs freeze well. I made extra’s they never made it to the freezer.

You’ll need:

6 strips bacon, diced

1/2 cup diced onion

3 cloves minced garlic

1 1/2 pound ground beef chuck

1/2 cup dry bread crumbs

3 Tbsp minced fresh parsley

1 tsp paprika

1 tsp sea salt

1 tsp black pepper

2 eggs beaten

Preheat the oven 400 F. Coat a broiler pan with oil.

Brown diced bacon in a fry pan until starting to crisp.

Remove and drain on paper towel.

Pour off all but 1 Tbsp bacon fat. Saute onion in same skillet over medium heat for 3 minutes, add garlic cook 1 minute.

Combine ground meat, bacon with onion and garlic in a large bowl.

Add bread crumbs

Add fresh minced parsley.

Add paprika, salt and pepper.

In a small bowl beat 2 eggs. My cooking partner Katie loves to help her Mamal with anything and everything.

Add eggs to beef mixture.

Mix. Form into 1 1/2 inch meat balls. Lay on broiler pan.

Bake meatballs until fully cooked about 12 – 14 minutes.

You can make a double batch and always have meatballs on hand. Just freeze on a baking sheet then transfer into a container or plastic bag. Freeze until you need them. Nice to have on hand for an easy meal.

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  1. Evelyn

    OK! Who is that adorable little helper you have. I am so jealous, my little helpers (grandbabies) live too far away:( How could these meatballs not be super terrific with those little hands mixing!

    1. Diane

      I am so lucky to be with my grandbabies every week. Believe me I know how lucky I am. Have a wonderful week Evelyn :)

  2. Judy Haughton-James

    Wow! These look so good. I love meatballs and I note that these include bacon which I like!

  3. Bridget

    These look fantastic! I’ll have to add them to my next party menu.

  4. Holley

    I love that these meatballs include bacon! We’d love for you to link up with us for Tasty Tuesday over at http://www.aletteredlife.blogspot.com!

    1. Diane

      Thanks and I will ;)

      1. Holley

        Thanks for linking up! We hope to see you again next week!

  5. Kathy (aka Mrs Dull)

    As always Diane I love the pics! Thanks for sharing it with us at Scratch Cookin’ Tuesday …

  6. Jennifer

    I think anything is better with bacon, yum!

  7. Kate

    Mmm, those look great! I would love for you to share this (and any other creations) at Pin It and Win It Wednesday @ http://www.cheapcraftymama.com– where you can win free ad-space on my blog!

  8. Lisa @ Grandma's Briefs

    Those look delicious! And your assistant is absolutely adorable! I usually only make sweets and treats with my (soon to be) four-year-old grandson but these meatballs look like something he could easily master. And love…as long as he had plenty of ketchup for dipping.

    Thank you so much for linking up on the GRAND Social! ♥

  9. Christine

    That looks so delicious!! I have all the ingredients on hand! I may make this for supper!! What do you serve it with?

    Thank so much for sharing at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

  10. Alea @ Premeditated Leftovers

    Your meatballs look delicious and they sound very flavorful!

    I didn’t see a link back to one of the Hearth and Soul Hosts. When You have a chance, please share a link to one of the hosts

    1. Diane

      Thanks and oops!:)

  11. Jessie

    What a great idea… bacon in the meat balls. I bet it’s super yummy! Great post :)

  12. Grandma Kc

    Those do look delicious! I immediately sent this link to my daughter as she LOVES all things bacon!

    1. Diane

      So does my husband! Thanks for stopping by.

  13. Miz Helen

    Your helper is just adorable and your Bacon Meatballs are just awesome, we would love them! Hope you have a great holiday week end and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  14. Claiming Our Space

    Oh my goodness, you had me at bacon!! When I make meatballs I always make a double batch. Thanks so much for sharing on Tout It Tuesday.

  15. Melanie

    You always have the best recipes!! Thanks for sharing at Things I’ve Done Thursday!

  16. Susan Godfrey

    Oh this looks awesome–I’m drooling now! Would you mind coming by my Creative @ Home Wednesday link up party and share it, I know my readers would enjoy it bunches!

    http://susangodfrey.com/frilly-hair-scrunchy-pattern-creative-home-wednesday-link-up-party/

    Blessings!
    Susan

  17. Katherines Corner

    oh my..you had me at bacon! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop Big Hugs xo

  18. Rebecca

    These look delicious – everyone loves a good meatball! And with bacon, a twist! Your guide is easy to read, and love the photos with your little helpers in. And a BIG thank you for participating in my first Linky Party on Dip and Chip! <3

  19. Connie

    Wow, I have to try this, I LOVE anything with bacon. Thanks for linking with me!

  20. Debra

    Well I love bacon and I love meatballs / this baby’s going to the favorites list

    What a little cutie cooking helper! :)

  21. Donna Martin

    so lovely when the daughter decide to help the mom in the kitchen..i love bacon so much

  22. Lily Kwan

    This recipe looks very tasty. Thanks for sharing!

  23. Adriane

    Yummy! You had me with bacon, but kept me with the great step by step

  24. sherrie

    Them look so delicious, did they taste as good ? I am going to try these next time i make meatballs. Thanks for the awesome new recipe added to my list.

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