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Grilled Meatballs

Grilled Meatballs is rated 3.5 out of 5 by 2.
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Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6

Using our specially designed basket, it’s easy to cook meatballs on a backyard grill. Excess fat drains away while the meat is browned to perfection and infused with enticing smoky flavor. 

Ingredients:

  • 3 thick smoked bacon slices, finely diced
  • 1/2 yellow onion, finely diced
  • Salt, to taste, plus 1 tsp.
  • 1/2 lb. ground beef
  • 1/2 lb. ground pork
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed fresh bread crumbs
  • 2 1/2 Tbs. chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/2 tsp. chopped fresh thyme
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • Barbecue sauce for serving

Directions:

Preheat a grill over medium-high heat according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

In a small fry pan over medium-high heat on the stovetop, cook the bacon until just crispy, about 8 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the bacon to a paper towel-lined plate. Pour off all but 1 Tbs. of the fat from the pan and set the pan over medium heat. Add the onion and a pinch of salt and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is softened and begins to brown, about 6 minutes. Let cool to room temperature.

In a large bowl, combine the onion, bacon, ground beef, ground pork, bread crumbs, parsley, thyme, the 1 tsp. salt and pepper, to taste. Using a spoon or your hands, gently mix until the ingredients are just combined.

Spray the inside of both halves of the wells of a meatball grill basket with nonstick cooking spray. Form about 3 Tbs. (a little less than 2 oz.) of the meat mixture into a meatball and place in the bottom half of a well. Repeat with the remaining mixture to form 11 more meatballs. Close and clasp the lid and place the basket on the grill. Cover the grill and cook for 5 to 8 minutes. Turn the basket over, cover the grill and continue cooking until the meatballs are cooked through, 5 to 8 minutes more.

Using tongs, remove the meatballs from the basket and serve with your favorite barbecue sauce alongside, or toss the meatballs with the sauce. Makes 12 meatballs.

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A 10 on the "MMMM" Scale... I came across this recipe, and bought the meatball griller on it alone. It was GREAT!! Didn't change anything, and everyone is now waiting for the next grilled meatball sammich fiesta! Time to call another meeting!
Date published: 2013-05-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointing I thought the meatballs were tough, dry, and just overall bland. Stick with your grandmother's recipe!
Date published: 2012-06-18
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