BBQ, Bacon, and Cheddar Meatballs


Who doesn't love a bbq bacon cheeseburger? That's the inspiration behind these meatballs!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
8 meatballs


  • 1 pound ground beef

  • ½ cup dry bread crumbs

  • ¼ cup finely minced onion

  • 1 egg, beaten

  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 teaspoon Montreal steak seasoning

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 (8 ounce) package sharp Cheddar cheese, cut into 8 cubes

  • 4 slices bacon, cut in half

  • 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce (such as Sweet Baby Ray's®)


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Place a cooking rack on top of a baking sheet.

  2. Combine ground beef, bread crumbs, onion, egg, Worcestershire sauce, steak seasoning, salt, and pepper in a bowl; mix until combined. Shape mixture into 8 meatballs, forming each one around a cube of Cheddar cheese. Wrap each meatball with 1/2 slice of bacon and place seam-side down on the cooking rack, leaving 1 to 2 inches between each one.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. Reduce heat to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) and continue baking until meatballs are browned, about 10 more minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F (71 degrees C).

  4. Remove from oven and drizzle meatballs with barbecue sauce.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

285 Calories
19g Fat
8g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 285
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 10g 48%
Cholesterol 93mg 31%
Sodium 607mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 227mg 17%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 214mg 5%

* 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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