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Bacon Wrapped Meatballs

bigguy136bigguy136 Posts: 1,161
edited October 2012 in EggHead Forum

I got the idea here from a thread but I can't find it to give credit. Thanks to whoever you are :)

I got a pack of italian meatballs (44 per bag) and 22 strips of bacon. These went much quicker than the ABT and will become a regular. I dusted with Texas BBQ Grand Champion and indirect 275° for about 45 minutes. Added a little BBQ sauce and another 10-15 minutes.

I just did a few racks of ribs and the oval plate was still in my egg. The drippings are from the ribs. I know, being lazy but I think of it as being efficient.

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Big Lake, Minnesota

2X Large BGE, 1 Mini Max, Stokers, Adjustable Rig

Comments

  • MJGMJG Posts: 421
    Those look spectacular.
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  • Mike8itMike8it Posts: 468
    Very nice
  • Bear02Bear02 Posts: 23
    frozen meatballs?
  • FanOfFanboysFanOfFanboys Posts: 2,018
    Wow. Will be doing soon. Were the meatballs the frozen kind and let thaw or did you make them yourself?
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  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 8,112
    Great looking cook, like the idea of putting a few on one skewer, easy to turn and move. I noticed you slid them together, did the bacon cook where they touched? 
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  • bigguy136bigguy136 Posts: 1,161

    They were frozen meatballs and I spread them out on a cookie sheet for about 1 hour to thaw. I used a half slice of bacon so there wasn't much overlap of the bacon. I then slid them together a little to help hold the bacon seam a bit but they weren't tight to each other. When I put on the BBQ sauce, I turned them on their side, added sauce, turned 180°, sauced again and then stood back upright and added sauce to the third side. They cooked great. I also used applewood chunks for smoke. They picked up a hint of smoke flavor. Next time I might mix some Jimmy Dean sausage and mix with ground beef. I was looking for a little more kick, more like ABTs.

    Big Lake, Minnesota

    2X Large BGE, 1 Mini Max, Stokers, Adjustable Rig

  • bigguy136bigguy136 Posts: 1,161

    Here's another photo. It shows how close they were to each other.

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    Big Lake, Minnesota

    2X Large BGE, 1 Mini Max, Stokers, Adjustable Rig

  • DuganboyDuganboy Posts: 1,118
    I make the traditional MOINK balls, but I just put toothpicks through them and while they turn out great it is a pain to turn so many of them. This way would solve that problem.
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