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BBQ Bacon Meatballs

BBQ Bacon Meatballs

By Traeger Kitchen

Make your taste buds happy & chow down on these smoky bacon-wrapped flavor bombs at your next family get-together.

Prep Time

15 Minutes

Cook Time

1 Hours




This recipe serves:


Units of Measurement:
1 Pound ground beef
1 Egg
1/4 Cup milk
1/2 Cup breadcrumbs
2 Tablespoon Traeger Beef Rub
4 Strips bacon, cut in half
1/4 Cup Traeger Rub
1/2 Cup Traeger Apricot BBQ Sauce


  • 1

    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  Egg

    • 1/4 Cup milk

    • 1/2 Cup breadcrumbs

    • 2 Tablespoon Traeger Beef Rub

  • 2

    Wrap each meatball with a half slice of bacon and slide toothpick all the way through.

    • 4 Strips bacon, cut in half

  • 3

    Put Traeger Rub in a small bowl and roll each meatball in the rub until well coated.

    • 1/4 Cup Traeger Rub

  • 4

    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

    Super Smoke

  • 5

    Place the meatballs on the grate, close the lid and smoke for 1 hour.

    180 ˚F / 82 ˚C

    Super Smoke

  • 6

    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

  • 7

    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

  • 8

    Remove from grill and allow to rest for 5 minutes. Enjoy!

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