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Giant Bacon-Wrapped Meatballs

Rated as 4.69 out of 5 Stars

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

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

Directions

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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.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 327 calories; 21.4 g fat; 4.7 g carbohydrates; 27.4 g protein; 134 mg cholesterol; 649 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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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...

Most helpful critical review

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...

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...

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.

Not healthy but when given a choice, our guests ALWAYS opt for these FIRST!!!

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Good recipe. I made smaller meatballs (I think I ended with 18) and used 1 pound ground turkey with 2 pounds ground beef because that is what I had on hand. I used 2 different types of bacon ...