Friday, February 5, 2010

#40 :: Cheese Stuffed Bacon Meatballs

Who knew meatballs could be a main course by themselves? One word. De-lish. :)


  • 8 to 10 slices applewood smoked bacon
  • 1 pound ground chuck
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 package onion soup mix
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon coarse black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon beef stock
  • 8 to 10 bocconcini mozzarella balls {we used shredded mozzarella and pressed/rolled it into balls}

He was excited when he came home from work and smelled the meatballs. He dropped right down to his knees to look in the oven and check them out. I just happened to have my phone in my hand at the time, so as I was laughing at him I had to snap a photo.


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Arrange the bacon slices on a sheet pan. Put in the oven and bake until crisp, about 8 to 10 minutes. Remove the bacon from the pan to a cutting board and chop. Set aside.

In a large bowl, mix together the beef, Worcestershire, onion soup mix, bread crumbs, black pepper, stock and the chopped bacon.

Form portions of the meat around bocconcini to make smooth balls. Arrange the meatballs on a sheet pan with a rack and bake until thoroughly browned, about 10 to 15 minutes.

Remove the meatballs from the pan to a serving platter and serve with marinara sauce.

Makes 4 servings.

Recipe from Big Daddy's House on Food Network.

Star Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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