BBQ Bacon Meatballs Recipe

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Claudia Published: January 11, 2021 Modified: July 30, 2021
BBQ Bacon Meatballs Recipe

How To Make BBQ Bacon Meatballs

Serve a winning appetizer with these bacon meatballs brushed with barbecue sauce, then baked. This dish is ready in under 30 minutes!

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Total: 25 minutes



  • 2stripsbacon,diced
  • ¼cuponion,diced
  • 1clovegarlic,minced
  • 8ozground sirloin,(85/15)
  • ¼cupdry bread crumbs
  • 2tbspfresh parsley,minced
  • ½tsppaprika
  • ½tspkosher salt
  • ½tspblack pepper
  • 1egg,beaten
  • ½cupbarbecue sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Coat a broiler pan with nonstick spray.

  2. Cook bacon in a skillet for about 4 minutes until starting to crisp. Transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate. Pour off drippings from skillet, saving 1 tablespoon.

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

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

  5. Form mixture into 1-inch meatballs and place on prepared broiler pan.

  6. Brush meatballs with barbecue sauce.

  7. Bake meatballs for about 10 minutes until fully cooked.

  8. Top with more barbecue sauce.


  • Calories: 58.57kcal
  • Fat: 3.11g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.13g
  • Trans Fat: 0.00g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 1.30g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.33g
  • Carbohydrates: 4.28g
  • Fiber: 0.21g
  • Sugar: 2.59g
  • Protein: 3.19g
  • Cholesterol: 18.76mg
  • Sodium: 111.72mg
  • Calcium: 10.72mg
  • Potassium: 70.88mg
  • Iron: 0.38mg
  • Vitamin A: 7.58µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.74mg
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