Bacon Cheeseburger Meatballs

filed under: Food + Drink on December 17, 2018

These Bacon Cheeseburger Balls are everything you love about cheeseburgers wrapped into a delicious little meatball! Oh hey, why not try my Cheeseburger Soup or Air Fryer Cheeseburger Hand Pies if you happen to love all these flavors? Or check out all my Appetizers!

Bacon Cheeseburger Meatballs

Bacon Cheeseburger Meatballs

These sweet little balls of joy could not be more fun! They are loaded with all of the flavors we love in a cheeseburger… ground beef, bacon, and cheese! But instead of a messy burger, it’s a neat little meatball that you can eat in one bite! But don’t do that. Be sure to take a bite so that you can see the glorious ooey gooey cheese inside first. It’s such a fun surprise!

Bacon Cheeseburger Meatballs

Cheese Curds in a Bacon Cheeseburger Meatball?

You start with the basics for this recipe, meaning that you have meat, egg, and crushed saltines (instead of bread). From there is where things get crazy! We added cooked bacon, onion soup mix, and a cheese curd to the middle! If you don’t have access to cheese curds you could pick your favorite cheese and cube it and then place it in the meatball. Simply buy a block of your favorite cheese and chop it into 1/2 inch cubes. You will need about 15 cubes.

PRO TIP: If you freeze your cheese cubes before adding to the meatballs they won’t ooze out while they are baking. (I don’t always do that because I love to gobble up that delicious gooey cheese!)

If you are having a party, feel free to slice your remaining cheese for a cheese tray! (I also have this amazing Cheese Platter if you need more party ideas.)

But if you are able to find cheese curds I highly recommend it. They melt so beautifully and are made for this type of recipe!

How to Make Cheeseburger Meatballs


What Do You Serve with Bacon Cheeseburger Meatballs?

French fries! Actually, any potato will work and my favorite way to serve them is with mashed potatoes. You can also serve these meatballs with a side of ketchup and mustard if you want to really stay on theme. In case you want to serve these for dinner and want a vegetable that works with meatballs, I love serving roasted veggies such as Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, or even carrots or peas.

Bacon Cheeseburger Meatballs

How to Freeze Bacon Cheeseburger Meatballs

  • Prepare meatballs according to the recipe. (You can also bake them for 20 minutes at 375°F.)
  • Let them cook then arrange on a baking sheet and place the entire baking sheet in your freezer for about an hour.
  • Once chilled through, place in a big ziplock bag.

Meatballs as an Appetizer

Just in case you are looking for something amazing to serve at a holiday or New Year’s Eve, this recipe would be perfect! You can prepare all of the meatballs and keep them warm in a crockpot or a commercial warming pan. In general, ceramics and glass will hold their heat better than metal pans, so opt for those if possible.

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Bacon Cheeseburger Meatballs
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
40 mins

These amazing bacon meatballs have a fun cheese surprise inside!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon cheeseburger meatballs
Servings: 15 meatballs
Calories: 169 kcal
Author: Amanda Rettke
Meat Mixture
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 envelope onion soup mix
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 cup cheese curds (or about 16 pieces)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup crushed Saltines, about 30 crackers
  • 4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 5 tablespoons canola oil
  1. In a large bowl, combine egg and soup mix. Crumble ground beef over mixture and mix well. 

  2. Divide into 14-16 portions.

  3. Add cheese curds to the center of each meatball making sure it is completely inside and covered with meat. Reshape into a ball.

  4. In a shallow bowl, beat eggs for coating. Place cracker crumbs and crumbled bacon in another bowl. Dip meatballs into eggs, then coat with bacon crumbs.

  5. Heat oil in a large cast-iron over medium heat. Cook meatballs until meat is no longer pink and outside is golden brown, 10-12 minutes. Flip meatballs over often so each side browns.
Recipe Notes

Scallions make a great garnish because there is onion soup mix in the recipe, but they are not necessary.

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  • Joan says:

    no flour listed in meatball ingreents

    • Amanda says:

      There’s none in the recipe.

  • Heidi Wood says:

    These would be purfect for when the grandkids come over. Thanks!

  • Carolyn (June) Wilson says:

    I just had to write down this recipe because the meatballs sound so delicious. I will definitely try it! I always chop up onions when I make meatballs but I like the idea of using onion soup. I hate to admit it but I don’t know what cheese curds are but you can bet,I’ll find out! Thank you for sharing!

  • Dorine Hunt says:

    Can you cook the meatballs in the oven as I do with other meatballs. Easier and less mess the frying them.

  • Kari says:

    Hey Amanda! Love your site and get your emails all the time! I should just have them sent directly to my printer…
    Anyway, do you have any nutrition information for these?

  • Angela Kluver says:

    I’m assuming you could fry these without the batter to make them keto friendly?

    • Amanda says:

      Yes, you could!

  • Doug Pearson says:

    why won’t your good recipes print??

  • Connie Davis says:

    What if you can’t find cheese curds?

  • CYNDY R MUDGE says:

    What exactly is Cheese curd??

  • Joy says:

    I would like to also know what a cheese curd is?

  • Dianne M Hannan says:

    Can you bake the meatballs instead of doing the oil way?

  • bonnie f graves says:

    what are cheese curds

  • Beverly Brejcha says:

    I’ll use a packet of brown gravy mix instead of the onion soup mix since I don’t like onion. And I’ll use the pre-cut dice-sized cheddar cheese cubes instead of cheese curds, since I always have them on hand. I can’t wait to try these meatballs. They sound scrumptious!

  • Gina says:

    yes i love what you can make me do with my meat, please tell me more of what to do with all my meat. My kids love my meat.

  • Barbara J Stephan says:

    I haven
    t tried it yet but they look good. Can these be baked? if so for how long and what oven temp? Frying is so messy for me.

    • Elizabeth Keeney says:

      Hi, Barbara! I work with iambaker and am happy to help with questions. You can bake the meatballs at 375°F for 20 minutes (or until the internal temperature of the meatballs is 165°F). Have a great day!

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    Brand new recipes that people find kinda acceptable.