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Bacon Cheeseburger Balls

 Bacon Cheeseburger Balls
When I serve these, my husband and kids are often fooled into thinking we're having plain meatballs until they cut into the flavorful filling inside! —Cathy Lendvoy, Boharm, Saskatchewan
12 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Cook: 10 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 1 envelope onion soup mix
  • 1 pound ground turkey or beef
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  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • COATING:
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup crushed saltines (about 30 crackers)
  • 5 tablespoons canola oil

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine egg and soup mix. Crumble beef over mixture
  • and mix well. Divide into 36 portions; set aside. In another large
  • bowl, combine the flour and milk until smooth. Add cheese and bacon;
  • mix well.
  • Shape cheese mixture into 36 balls. Shape one beef portion around
  • each cheese ball. In a shallow bowl, beat eggs. Place cracker crumbs
  • in another bowl. Dip meatballs into egg, then coat with crumbs.
  • In a large skillet, cook meatballs over medium heat in oil for 10-12
  • minutes or until the meat is no longer pink and coating is golden
  • brown. Yield: 3 dozen.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (3 each) equals 222 calories, 16 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 90 mg cholesterol, 396 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 13 g protein.