Looking for the perfect appetizer to bring to your next holiday gathering? Here’s a simple but special finger food that will please kids and adults alike: Bacon Cheeseburger Meatballs!
Serve them on festive toothpicks and watch them get gobbled up before you have time to say “Kris Kringle.”
Betty Crocker’s recipe for Bacon Cheeseburger Meatballs is made with BBQ sauce and is prepared in the slow-cooker. Not only does this cut your prep time, but it also makes it convenient for transporting your meatballs to the party — and keeping the app warm until party time!
The addition of BBQ sauce gives it that extra tang and flavor.
There are a number of recipes that riff off this same concept. Instead of putting the bacon inside the meatball, spear it onto the toothpick along with other burger toppings like lettuce, cheese and tomato. At Affair from the Heart, Michaela keeps things simple by using pre-made meatballs, but if you want to make your own, you can do so and then follow the rest of her prep steps. Find the full recipe here.
Over at Learning Patience, Corey makes her Bacon Cheeseburger Meatballs in the stove, and she opts for ketchup instead of BBQ sauce. She also uses brown sugar to keep things sweet, and cheddar cheese with Italian breadcrumbs.
She cooks the dish in the oven on a bedding of mashed potatoes, which is an absolutely decadent way to serve this dish if you would rather have it for dinner rather than as finger food at a party.
Mantitlement uses a clever hack to make his cheeseburger meatballs even more flavorful: Lipton Onion Soup Mix and sweet relish! He also suggests serving these meatballs along with Thousand Island dressing.
Or, watch this awesome video and learn how to make authentic McDonald’s Big Mac Sauce at home. Serve it with your cheeseburger meatballs to really take this dish to the next level!