Bacon Cheeseburger Meatballs


I have never made a meatball before, ever.
Mainly because I hate touching ground beef, it grosses me out.
For me, the Secret Recipe Club, is all about growing and trying new things…
So, when I was given Amy’s Cooking Adventures for this months assignment, I knew exactly which recipe to pick…

Bacon Cheeseburger Meatballs

Not only was I brave enough to touch the meat, but I also took a new recipe to a Christmas celebration.
The meatballs were easy to make and were a HUGE hit at the party!
I put a spin on Amy’s original recipe by adding a catsup/brown sugar glaze.
I may not eat beef, but I know how much everyone loves catsup.





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Bacon Cheeseburger Meatballs
Recipe type: Appetizer
  • Drizzle of olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 pkg bacon, cooked till crispy and diced up
  • 2 lb lean ground beef
  • ½ cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 6 oz cheddar cheese
  • 2 egg
  • Salt & pepper
  • Glaze
  • ½ cup catsup
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • *mashed potatoes to line baking dish optional
  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with non stick spray.
  3. Drizzle a bit of olive oil into a small skillet over medium heat.
  4. Once the oil is hot, add the onions and sauté until the onions begin to caramelize (10-15 minutes)’
  5. In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, bread crumbs, cheese, eggs, bacon, onions and salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Mix thoroughly, by hand, until the ingredients are combined.
  7. Form the meat into 15 meatballs (slightly larger than a golf ball). Place the meatballs about 1 inch apart in the prepared baking dish.
  8. Bake the meatball for 18-20 minutes or until cooked through.
  9. Heat up the brown sugar and catsup and brush on meatballs.
  10. Serve over mashed potatoes.




Is there Any Food You Hate to Touch?


  1. I don’t like touching ground beef either and I cannot debone chicken
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  2. Mmmmm…I like meatballs and the ingredients for these make them sound delicious!! Great SRC selection.
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  3. Mmm! One of mt favorites! So glad you enjoyed the recipe!
    Amy | Amy’s Cooking Adventures recently posted..Melted Snowman Cookies: SRCMy Profile

  4. 2 pounds of ground beef and “mix thoroughly,by hand” – what a yucky process! But these meatballs sound well worth it. The final glaze was a nice flavor touch.
    SeattleDee recently posted..Curried Chicken SaladMy Profile

  5. Oh these look great and I love that they’re different than traditional meatballs. Great SRC choice!
    Heather @ Join Us, Pull up a Chair recently posted..Chocolate Orange Sugar Yeast Cookies – The Secret Recipe ClubMy Profile

  6. Those are some amazing meatballs! I’ve never seen bacon in meatballs before. My husband would FLIP over them! Definitely pinning. Thanks!!!
    Rebekah recently posted..Triangle Delights – SRCMy Profile

  7. Oh. My. Gosh. I love meatballs, Add “bacon cheeseburger” to the mix and holy smokes, I am THERE! I don’t mind mixing meat by hand, but these look worth it, even if I did! Super choice!!
    Shelley C recently posted..Chai Spiced SconesMy Profile

  8. Oh my goodness! Yum! These would be perfect for a holiday appetizer.
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  9. These sound delicious!!! Gonna try. Also, if you hate the touch of ground beef, use plastic gloves! That’s what I do, not because I hate the touch but don’t like it up under my nails, and faster cleanup after making meatballs.

  10. Thank goodness the pioneer days are over. The ladies above would never lasted through one winter…..

  11. Saving these ones – they look fantastic!!
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  12. I discovered that if I use my kitchen aid to mix the meatballs and then use a cookie dough scoop to shape the meatballs, I don’t have to touch them at all!


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