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Giant Bacon-Wrapped Meatballs

Giant Bacon-Wrapped Meatballs

  • Prep

    30 m
  • Cook

    45 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 15 m
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Delicious firm Italian meatballs wrapped in crisp bacon.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 327 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 21.4 g
  • 33%
  • Carbs:
  • 4.7g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 27.4 g
  • 55%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 141 mg
  • 47%
  • Sodium:
  • 649 mg
  • 26%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Mix ground beef, eggs, Parmesan cheese, parsley, bread crumbs, garlic, onion powder, salt, black pepper, oregano, and basil in a large bowl until thoroughly combined. Form meat mix into 2-inch meatballs.
  3. Wrap half a bacon slice around a meatball; turn the meatball around 45 degrees and wrap a second half-slice of bacon around the meatball so the meat is enclosed by bacon. Repeat, forming 12 meatballs and wrapping each one in 2 half-slices of bacon. Place wrapped meatballs onto the prepared baking sheet with seam sides down.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until meatballs are no longer pink inside and bacon is crisp, about 45 minutes. An instant-read meat thermometer inserted into the center of a meatball should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C). Pour off excess grease.
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Reviews

country chef
7

country chef

1/23/2013

This was very good! I had a lot of fun making this dish and it went well with my other dishes!! My family thoroughly enjoyed it too, which makes it that much better. Plus, there is bacon! haha

Kimberly Bernard
5

Kimberly Bernard

3/14/2013

I tried this recipe idea, but tweaked it in a few ways: 1) I used diced onion rather than onion powder; 2) I omitted the salt and pepper; 3) I added a couple tbsps of tomato sauce; 4) I baked the large meatballs on a rack over my baking pan for 30 minutes, then turned them over and continued baking to evenly cook the bacon. They were delicious and we will be having them again soon ;)

Onetallcanuck
1

Onetallcanuck

5/16/2014

Amazing meatball recipe. I used diced onion instead of powder. I also used more bacon as each meatball required (in my opinion) an entire slice. I often make giant meatballs, but didn't think to wrap them in bacon. Genius! I use a muffin tin to hold the meatballs in shape.

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