Bacon Cheeseburger Balls Recipe
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Bacon Cheeseburger Balls Recipe

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When I serve these, my husband and sons, 6 and 9, 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.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 10 min.
MAKES: 12 servings

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

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.

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.
Originally published as Bacon Cheeseburger Balls in Country Woman September/October 1999, p29

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.

Reviews for Bacon Cheeseburger Balls

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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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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.

MY REVIEW
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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Reviewed Aug. 8, 2011

Lots of prep time, but worth it! Delicious.

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Reviewed Dec. 14, 2010

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

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