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Bacon Cheeseburger Balls Recipe

Bacon Cheeseburger Balls Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 10 min. YIELD:12 servings


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


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. 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.

Nutritional Facts

3 each: 222 calories, 16g fat (5g saturated fat), 90mg cholesterol, 396mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 13g protein.

Reviews for Bacon Cheeseburger Balls

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abashu User ID: 6784654 225664
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2015

"Very good, I used bacon bits to cut down on fat and calories. I omitted the second egg and rolled them in bread crumbs."

trdenton User ID: 5521938 71330
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2014

"These were SUPER yummy, however to say 25 minutes for prep is not accurate at all! It took almost 45 minutes just to make the meatballs then another 30+ to cook. Make sure you allow plenty of time for the prep!"

dalajohnson User ID: 824065 58459
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2014


asnunez User ID: 2408742 25398
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2014

"We did NOT care for these at all! Ours turned out SUPER oily even with 93% lean ground sirloin. We also thought the bacon (used center-cut) took over the flavor a bit. Sorry to say, but we WILL NOT be making these again."

peanutlilo User ID: 4299185 69433
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2014

"Can you use regular milk instead of 2 percent milk because we only drink regular milk"

rtie User ID: 7674700 71329
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2014

"They were good MY GRANDSONS liked them for snacks ~ they said a little more bacon!"

Natalie Knerr User ID: 5948659 30049
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2014

"These are sooo good. I have made them with cheese cracker crumbs on the outside and baked them. My husband DEVOURS them!"

aug2295 User ID: 4631582 21405
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2013

"I suspect the one star people did something wrong. This was really good, not at all dry."

Rockamama User ID: 1263362 203285
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2012

"If you make them regularly, I don't see how the family could be "often fooled" into thinking that they're plain meatballs. I made these last night and my family said the bacon should have been left out."

jorgy23 User ID: 6255691 50383
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2012

"took a bit of work to prepare, but sooo worth it! the crispy cracker on the outside and the cheese delicious inside! Mmmm will make again for sure!!"

newhousewife10 User ID: 5521638 30047
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2011

"Lots of prep time, but worth it! Delicious."

mindymoser1 User ID: 5336711 88662
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2010

"I loved these meatballs. I used the leftovers with spaghetti. Delicious!"

EekCoyIck User ID: 5632588 25397
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2010

"We had high hopes for these meatballs... we tried to fry some and bake some but no one in our home liked them."

mindymoser1 User ID: 5336711 27695
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2010

"I made this recipe with ground turkey instead of beef and baked them instead of frying. They were tasteful and my family liked them."

mjlouk User ID: 1712085 58453
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2010

"I followed the suggestion of another reviewer and baked these instead of frying them. They were really good. I think next time I would either skip the breading or just use panko crumbs. Less hassle than crushing up the saltines."

diamondwhite.s User ID: 5099835 80723
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2010

"Loved the texture on the outside! Meat balls were very tasty. Family loved them."

Joscy User ID: 2694585 34751
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2008

"I'd like to suggest try baking them instead of frying in a 375 degree oven for 15-20 minutes (+/-)."

jl_calkins User ID: 2113815 58438
Reviewed May. 15, 2008

"We didn't care for these meatballs. Cooking them in oil made them soggy and very greasy."

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