Use your grill to make these deliciously incredible Smoked Meatballs – yummy meatballs wrapped in flavorful bacon and smoked to perfection!
While the majority of the United States is dealing with the early onset of spring and melting snow, here in Arizona we’re cranking up the air conditioner.
It might be the first week of April but around here, it may as well be summer… with temps hitting triple digits already. I think we’re all looking for ways to keep the house cool during the day so we’re not dripping in sweat.
One of the major house heaters (as I call them!) is the use of the oven and the dryer. When the temps start to hit triple digits, it’s a sign that we all need to pull out the grill and get to griffin’.
These meatballs come together quite easily before being thrown on the smoker to cook. Pick up some bacon and a bag of frozen meatballs and do a little prep work.
Chop your bacon in half (a pack bacon will yield 8 long pieces or 16 halves). Wrap each meatball in half a piece of bacon, and secure with a toothpick. Then brush generously with your favorite barbecue sauce or hot pepper jelly.
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Slather those meatballs while the smoker heats up … and lay them on a sheet of foil.
Don’t have a Traeger?
Don’t worry — you can use any smoker to create these delicious meatballs. Bonus — not only are they amazing once you toss them on the smoker, they are nearly effortless!
Let them cook for 90 minutes before enjoying.
Have you ever made Smoked Meatballs on the grill? If not, give it a try and let me know how they turn out. Take a few minutes to rate the recipe and leave a comment for others.
How to Enjoy Smoked Meatballs
These meatballs are great as an appetizer or used as a main dish next to your favorite side. Try Mexican Street Corn – it’s perfect to make on the grill!
- Traeger Grill or any smoker
- 8 slices bacon
- 16 meatballs frozen or slightly thawed
- BBQ Rub or seasoning of choice
- 1/2 C barbecue sauce or substitute hot pepper jelly
- Pre- heat smoker to 225 degrees.
- Lay out the bacon halves and place one meatball onto each slice.
- Roll the bacon around the meatball and insert a toothpick to hold in place.
- Place wrapped meatballs on a foil lined baking sheet.
- Sprinkle with BBQ Rub or seasonings of choice.
- Place in the smoker and let smoke for about an hour and a half until the bacon is cooked.
- Place hot pepper jelly or sauce of choice in a bowl and microwave so that it is brushable.
- Brush the bacon and meatballs with hot pepper jelly and let smoke another 10-15 minutes until the glaze is warm. Enjoy!
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