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    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 if you happen to love all these flavors?

    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!

    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!

    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.

    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.

    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
    Ingredients
    Meat Mixture
    • 1 large egg
    • 1 envelope onion soup mix
    • 1 pound ground beef
    Cheese
    • 1 cup cheese curds (or about 16 pieces)
    Coating
    • 2 large eggs
    • 1 cup crushed Saltines, about 30 crackers
    • 4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
    Frying
    • 5 tablespoons canola oil
    Instructions
    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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    Comments

    no flour listed in meatball ingreents

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

    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!

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

    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?
    Thanks!
    Kari

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