Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno and Cheese Stuffed Meatball

Ingredients

Lean ground beef 2 Pound
Garlic powder 1 Tablespoon
Salt 1 Teaspoon
Black pepper 1/2 Teaspoon
Cheese 1 Packet (laughing cow jalapeno flavored cheese used)
Jalapeno pepper 1 Tablespoon , finely diced
Sharp cheddar cheese/Extra old cheddar cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs) , shredded
Vegetable oil 2 Tablespoon
Bacon strips 36 , pre cooked
Barbecue sauce 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)

Directions

GETTING READY

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Line a baking tray with silver foil and set aside.

MAKING

3. In a medium bowl, using a fork, mash the Luaghing cow cheese until soft. Stir in the diced jalapeno and the shredded cheddar cheese.

4. Using clean damp hands, roll into small balls about 1/8 of an ince in diameter. Once rolled, place in the freezer for about 10 minutes.

5. In a large bowl mix the ground beef with the garlic powder, salt and pepper. Roll into meatballs, about 2 inches in diameter and then using your finger make an indentation in the center of each.

6. Place one of the hardened cheese balls into the indentation and wrap the ground beef around to cover, rolling again.

7. In a pan over medium heat add 2 tbsp of vegetable oil, once the oil is hot place the meatballs in it and brown them on both sides.Turn and move them continuously until browned on all sides and then let rest on a rack while you make the next batch.

8. Wrap each meatball in a slice of pre-cooked bacon and secure with a toothpick or skewer, and then brush all over with barbecue sauce.

9. Place the meatballs on the prepared baking tray and bake for about 20 minutes.

SERVING

10. Serve with a dip of your choice.

TIP

These meatballs can be placed in freezer bags for holiday entertaining. If frozen, let thaw on the counter and then bake using the same directions.

Recipe Summary

Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Ready In: 20 Minutes
Servings: 8

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 460Calories from Fat 274

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 31 g47.7%

Saturated Fat 12 g60%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 1052 mg43.83%

Total Carbohydrates 5 g1.7%

Dietary Fiber %

Sugars 3 g

Protein 33 g66%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet