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Bacon Meatballs Recipe

  • Author: Bobby
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x


  • Meatballs-
  • 8 slices Applewood smoked bacon
  • 1lb ground chuck
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 package onion soup mix
  • ½ cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon coarse ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon beef stock
  • 10 bocconcini mozzarella balls
  • Marinara-
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion (finely diced)
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano leaves
  • 1 tablespoon coarse ground black pepper
  • 2 (14 ounces) cans crushed tomatoes
  • 2 (14 ounces) cans diced tomatoes in puree
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon chicken bouillon


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil. Arrange the bacon slices on the baking sheet.
  2. Place into the oven and bake until the bacon is crisp (about 8 to 10 minutes). Drain on paper towels. Chop the bacon and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl combine ground chuck, Worcestershire sauce, onion soup mix, bread crumbs, black pepper, beef stock, and chopped bacon. Mix well.
  4. Form portions of the meat mixture around bocconcini to make smooth balls.
  5. Arrange the meatballs onto a lightly greased baking sheet. Place into the oven and bake at 400 degrees F. until the meatballs are fully cooked (the internal temperature has reached 160 degrees F.).
  6. To make the marinara sauce.
  7. Add oil to a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion, garlic, basil, oregano, and pepper.
  8. Sauce for a few minutes. Stir in the crushed and diced tomatoes, red pepper flakes, and chicken bouillon. Reduce the heat and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes. Remove the meatballs to a serving platter and serve with marinara sauce.

Keywords: Bacon,Meatballs