Lynn Socko Recipe

Meatball Bomb 5 layers of flavor

By Lynn Socko lynnsocko


Rating:
Serves:
makes 16 LARGE meatballs
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Method:
Bake
Comments:

These make large meal size meatballs, one or two per the average person is plenty.

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
So many layers of goodness in this recipe! The flavors are fabulous. And the cheese in the middle is a wonderful treat. Eat these as a main course, or make them a bit smaller for an appetizer. They are delicious!

Don't forget... all ovens are different. In the Test Kitchen, after 40 minutes the bacon was not as crispy as I like. So I raised the temp to 425 and baked another 15 minutes. They came out perfect.

Ingredients

2 lb
spicy Italian sausage
1 lb
ground beef
16
small cubes or cheese, Asadero or your favorite
3
eggs
1 1/2 c
jarred Parmesan or 3 cheese
2 tsp
McCormick bbq seasoning or your favorite
1 c
bbq sauce
16 slice
bacon

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In one bowl mix together Italian sausage, 2 eggs and 1 c Parmesan cheese.
2
In another bowl mix together ground beef, McCormick's seasoning, 1 egg and 1/2 c Parmesan cheese.
3
Cut cheese into about 1" cubes.
4
I used the middle size and large scoops. The middle size for ground beef, the large for sausage.
5
Scoop 16 ground beef scoops. Roll in your hands to make a ball.
6
Then press center down and out, place cheese inside and gently work the meat up and over the cheese. Then roll in hands for a few seconds to tighten it up.
7
Scoop out 16 scoops of Italian sausage with the large scoop.
8
Roll into a ball, then press down and out from center to make a well.
9
Place smaller meatball stuffed with cheese inside. Gently push sausage up and over top of smaller meat ball. Roll in your hands for a few seconds to tighten meat up.
10
Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Lay a slice of bacon on paper, place meatball in center.
11
Then bring bacon up and twist and back down. Tuck under meatball and place little skewer in center.
12
Brush with your favorite BBQ sauce, I use Uncle Gary's Jalapeno BBQ sauce. unclegaryspeppers.com
13
Bake on center rack 325° for 40 min. Serve with potato salad or mac and cheese.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Meat Appetizers, Pork
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Low Carb

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79 Comments

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Maria * WWCook1
May 10, 2015
These were amazing! All were gone the day of the party we had...no leftovers to freeze:) My family and friends loved them and asked when I'll be making them again!
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Dan Clark daneclark
May 10, 2015
We made these yesterday and they were awesome! Thanks for the wonderful recipe, Lynn!
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Dan Clark daneclark
May 8, 2015
I'm up next! Making tomorrow! CAN'T WAIT!!! :) BTW, I'll be doing mine on the pellet grill using Hickory pellets and double-smoked hickory bacon which I've never seen before, but just had to buy it when I saw it today. :)
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Lynn Socko lynnsocko
Mar 18, 2015
Thank you so much, and glad your back in the kitchen!