By Traeger Kitchen
Make your taste buds happy & chow down on these smoky bacon-wrapped flavor bombs at your next family get-together.
|1 Pound||ground beef|
|2 Tablespoon||Traeger Beef Rub|
|4 Strips||bacon, cut in half|
|1/4 Cup||Traeger Rub|
|1/2 Cup||Traeger Apricot BBQ Sauce|
Mix beef, egg, milk, breadcrumbs, and Traeger Beef Rub in a large bowl by hand. Once well mixed, make 2-ounce meatballs until complete.
1 Pound ground beef
1/4 Cup milk
1/2 Cup breadcrumbs
2 Tablespoon Traeger Beef Rub
Wrap each meatball with a half slice of bacon and slide toothpick all the way through.
4 Strips bacon, cut in half
Put Traeger Rub in a small bowl and roll each meatball in the rub until well coated.
1/4 Cup Traeger Rub
When ready to cook, set Traeger temperature to 180℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes. For optimal flavor, use Super Smoke if available.
180 ˚F / 82 ˚C
Place the meatballs on the grate, close the lid and smoke for 1 hour.
180 ˚F / 82 ˚C
Increase the Traeger temperature to 350°F and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes. Cook meatballs for another 20 to 30 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 160°F to 165°F.
350 ˚F / 177 ˚C
160 ˚F / 71 ˚C
About 10 minutes before the meatballs are ready, brush with Traeger Apricot BBQ Sauce and allow it to caramelize.
1/2 Cup Traeger Apricot BBQ Sauce
Remove from grill and allow to rest for 5 minutes. Enjoy!
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