BBQ Bacon Meatball Skewers

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It’s party time!  I love simple appetizers that can be made in advance and these BBQ bacon meatball skewers are done in only 15 minutes. So invite your friends over for a New Year’s party, Super Bowl party, or just because you have this awesome new recipe to share and then fire up your grill.  These are best over an outdoor grill, but I realize it’s not grilling weather everywhere right now.  Use a little indoor grill and these will still be just a tasty.

BBQ Bacon Meatball Skewers

I’m so excited to be partnering with Gold’n Plump® Chicken again to bring you this last fabulous chicken recipe.  I have honestly fallen in love with all of their chicken products, especially this 90% lean Ground Chicken.  It is full of amazing flavor without the heaviness of ground beef.

BBQ Bacon Meatball Skewers

BBQ Bacon Meatball Skewers

We are having a couple of big parties over the next couple of months and will be serving up these bites both times.  Cooking them on the skewers and then serving with a little extra warm BBQ sauce make them the perfect party food.  Plus, since it’s chicken and only half a piece of bacon, they are pretty figure friendly {ya know…to stay in line with all those eat healthy resolutions}.  I’ve also made these meatballs gluten free, dairy free, and egg free, though you’d never know it!

BBQ Bacon Meatball Skewers

Even though they are gluten free and figure friendly, Hubbyman has given the guys seal of approval.  So they are even perfect for Super Bowl parties and potlucks!  The guys will love them!

BBQ Bacon Meatball Skewers

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BBQ Bacon Meatball Skewers
1 lb ground chicken
1/4 cup gluten free bread crumbs
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/4 cup BBQ sauce
1/4 tsp black pepper
4 cloves garlic, finely minced
1 tbsp minced scallions
oil for hands
1 package thin cut bacon, cut in half
additional BBQ sauce for basting
15-20 skewers or large appetizer picks

Preheat grill to medium-high heat.

In a large bowl, combine first 9 ingredients. Use hands to gently combine, the key to a moist and tender meatball is not overworking it.

Lightly oil hands to keep mixture from sticking. Using a large cookie scoop (1-2 tbls size), scoop out mixture and roll gently into a circle and set aside. You will get 15-20 ping pong ball sized meatballs. Wrap each meatball in a half slice of bacon and place seem side down into a grill basket.

Cook over medium-high heat for about 10-12 minutes, rotating often to cook evenly and crisp bacon. Baste bacon meatballs several times with extra BBQ sauce. Keep a close eye on the grill as there will be flare-ups from the bacon fat.

Serve warm with a skewer or toothpick and even more BBQ for dipping, if desired.

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15 Minute Suppers

This week we are sharing 15 Minute recipes to get you through your New Year’s Eve parties. I think you will love these awesome recipes that are party worthy, but that will keep you hangin’ with your guests instead of being a slave in the kitchen! Happy New Year!

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15 Minute Appetizers
BBQ Bacon Meatball Skewers from Around My Family Table
Easy Party Appetizer – Lit’l Sweet BBQ Little Smokies from Just 2 Sisters
Brussel Sprouts & Hams from Food 4 Little Ones

15 Minute Snacking
Ooey Gooey Holiday Chex Mix from Better in Bulk

15 Minute Breakfast
Paleo Banana Pancakes with Meyer Lemon Butter from Confessions of an Overworked Mom

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Disclaimer: This recipe is in partnership with Gold’n Plump® and I was compensated for my recipe.  All opinions, photos, and recipes are my own.

BBQ Bacon Meatball Skewers

Comments

  1. That sounds delicious. I love that you wrapped it in bacon!

  2. This looks so delicious, would give this a try soon!

  3. This looks so delicious, will give it a try soon!

  4. I am positive these meatballs would be a huge hit in my house!!

  5. Those look delicious (in a heart attack sort of of way ;) )

    • Lol Edward! They aren’t that bad for you since they are grilled & made with ground chicken and half a slice of bacon. Now…if you eat 6 of them…that’s a different story. :)

  6. Do you have any suggestions for baking these instead of grilling?

    • Lizzie…I haven’t tried baking them, but I would try putting them on a rack with a pan underneath. Bake around 375F and turn every 10-15 minutes so they crisp up.

  7. These sound & look very appetizing! Great looking pictures..Can’t wait to give them a try!

  8. Looks like an awesome appetizer for my birthday party next month, thanks!

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