It can be difficult to know what sort of finger foods to serve when you invite guests over for a party. You don’t want to end up with the usual boring tray of pretzels and carrots with dip, do you?
If you want to be the hostess with the mostest this year, you need to up the ante—and this super easy recipe for barbecue bacon meatball bombs should do the trick. They’re just as good as their name implies, if not better.
Be prepared to give out the recipe after the party, because your guests will be asking for it! Here’s how to make them…
Deciding what finger foods to serve at a party can be pretty anxiety-inducing. You want something easy and affordable—and tasty, of course—but you’re tired of the boring staples. How many pretzels, chips, and veggies with dip can one person eat?
If you really want to wow your guests with an awesome party dish, then look no further than these barbecue bacon meatball bombs. Yes, they’re as tasty as their name implies, and they’re super easy to make, too!
For the first step in this delicious appetizer, preheat your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit and gather your materials. You’ll need a pack of bacon, a pound of ground beef, a quarter cup of chopped mushrooms, and two or three yellow onions.
Start peeling off sections of your onions as demonstrated in the photo below. Remember to remove the papery skin first! You want to use the biggest parts of the onion for this recipe, so be sure to make the slices as firm and evenly sized as possible.
Next, dice up the leftover onion and throw it in a bowl with the ground beef, parsley, mushrooms, brown sugar, and bread crumbs. Once they’re all together, thoroughly mix everything with your hands.
Once all of these ingredients are mixed together, break off chunks of the meat mixture and roll them into large meatballs. You’ll want to do your best to make them roughly the size of the sections of onion you peeled off before, because you’ll use the actual onion to encase the meatball. You can also insert a cube of cheddar or pepperjack cheese into the middle of the meatball before covering it with the onion.
Now, it’s time for the fun part! Wrap those delicious onion-covered meatballs with strips of bacon. Feel free to wrap them in different directions to keep the onion and meatball mixture intact. Then, use toothpicks to keep everything in place during the cooking.
Now you can place your bacon-wrapped meatballs onto an oven-safe dish. You can also pop them onto the grill. Let them cook for 40 minutes and then remove them from the oven—be careful, because they’re hot! Slather them in your favorite barbecue sauce and put them back in the oven to broil for an additional five minutes.
Once those five minutes are up, remove them from the oven and let them cool for a couple of minutes. Now, it’s time to plate them! You can garnish them however you’d like—parsley is always a safe bet—and prepare to enjoy an appetizer that’s absolutely out of this world!
Of course, there are a few more ingredients that go into this recipe. Just watch the entire tutorial below, and in no time, you’ll be making these barbecue bacon meatball bombs for your own get-togethers soon enough…
Just be sure to make plenty of these, because your guests are going to eat ’em right up!
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