Giant Bacon-Wrapped Meatballs

Giant Bacon-Wrapped Meatballs

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"Delicious firm Italian meatballs wrapped in crisp bacon."
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Ingredients

1 h 15 m servings 327 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings

Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 327 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 21.4 g
  • 33%
  • Carbs:
  • 4.7g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 27.4 g
  • 55%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 134 mg
  • 45%
  • Sodium:
  • 649 mg
  • 26%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Mix ground beef, eggs, Parmesan cheese, parsley, bread crumbs, garlic, onion powder, salt, black pepper, oregano, and basil in a large bowl until thoroughly combined. Form meat mix into 2-inch meatballs.
  3. Wrap half a bacon slice around a meatball; turn the meatball around 45 degrees and wrap a second half-slice of bacon around the meatball so the meat is enclosed by bacon. Repeat, forming 12 meatballs and wrapping each one in 2 half-slices of bacon. Place wrapped meatballs onto the prepared baking sheet with seam sides down.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until meatballs are no longer pink inside and bacon is crisp, about 45 minutes. An instant-read meat thermometer inserted into the center of a meatball should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C). Pour off excess grease.

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This was very good! I had a lot of fun making this dish and it went well with my other dishes!! My family thoroughly enjoyed it too, which makes it that much better. Plus, there is bacon! ha...

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These were easy to make but a little bland for me. Next time I probably will spice them up a bit or throw some barbecue sauce into the mix or glaze them with it before I cook them.

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This was very good! I had a lot of fun making this dish and it went well with my other dishes!! My family thoroughly enjoyed it too, which makes it that much better. Plus, there is bacon! ha...

I tried this recipe idea, but tweaked it in a few ways: 1) I used diced onion rather than onion powder; 2) I omitted the salt and pepper; 3) I added a couple tbsps of tomato sauce; 4) I baked th...

Amazing meatball recipe. I used diced onion instead of powder. I also used more bacon as each meatball required (in my opinion) an entire slice. I often make giant meatballs, but didn't think to...

This was fantastic. We placed a stick in the meatballs and poured bbq sauce over them. The meatballs were very flavorful. The bacon was not very crispy even though I baked in a convection ov...

The meatballs were a big hit! These are practically a main course by themselves, though, very large and filling. Next time I might cut the size down a bit.

Tried this a couple of days ago. Was a huge hit..!! Made a few changes, chopped walla walla onions instead of onion powder, used 2 lbs of hamburger and 1lb of sausage also used the rings of wa...

I made these and they were delicious! A little time consuming creating the bacon wrapping, but oh so worth it!

These were easy to make but a little bland for me. Next time I probably will spice them up a bit or throw some barbecue sauce into the mix or glaze them with it before I cook them.

Tasty and easy to make. I will throw this into our meal rotation a few times a year.

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