Mini-Bacon Meatballs

Lunch / Dinner

Mini-Bacon Meatballs

These versatile Mini-Bacon Meatballs are packed with flavor. Make a big batch and freeze for an easy appetizer or enhancer for weeknight meals. Try them in any soup or pasta, or in our ultra-comforting Meatball Stroganoff recipe.


28 meatballs

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Make a large batch so you always have Mini-Bacon Meatballs on hand. To double, prepare twice the amount of meatball mixture, and bake in batches to avoid overcrowding the pan. Freeze meatballs on a baking sheet, then transfer to an airtight container and keep frozen until ready to use.


Preheat oven to 400°. Coat a broiler pan with nonstick spray.

Cook bacon in a skillet until starting to crisp, about 4 minutes; transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate. Pour off all but 1 Tbsp. drippings from skillet.

Sauté onion in drippings over medium heat until softened, about 3 minutes. Add garlic and cook 1 minute.

Combine ground sirloin, bacon, onion mixture, bread crumbs, parsley, paprika, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Stir in beaten egg.

Form mixture into 1-inch meatballs and place on prepared broiler pan. Bake meatballs until fully cooked, about 10 minutes.

Nutritional Facts

Nutritional Facts

Per serving

Calories: 168

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 8g 12%

Saturated Fat 3g 15%

Cholesterol 85mg 28%

Sodium 411mg 17%

Carbs 7g 2%

Fiber 1g 4%

Protein 15g

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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I made the mini-bacon meatballs this past weekend and we loved them. I used them for the Meatball Stroganoff which was really delicious. I think they would also be enjoyable added to marinara, then used for meatball subs.
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