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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

Ingredients

  • 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
  • COATING:
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup crushed saltines (about 30 crackers)
  • 5 tablespoons canola oil

Directions

  • 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, 0g fiber), 13g protein .

Reviews for Bacon Cheeseburger Balls

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abashu
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."

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trdenton
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!"

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dalajohnson
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2014

"wonderful"

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asnunez
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."

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peanutlilo
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2014

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

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rtie
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2014

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

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Natalie Knerr
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!"

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aug2295
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2013

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

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Rockamama
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."

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jorgy23
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!!"

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newhousewife10
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2011

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

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mindymoser1
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2010

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

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EekCoyIck
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."

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mindymoser1
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."

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mjlouk
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."

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diamondwhite.s
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2010

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

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Joscy
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2008

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

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jl_calkins
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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