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Zesty Bacon-Wrapped Meatballs

With a touch of Asian flavor, these bacon-wrapped meatballs will be a delicious hit.

Hands-on Time: 5 min | Total Time: 5 min | Serves: 4 | Difficulty: Easy

Ingredients:
  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1 lb. ground pork
  • ½ cup dry bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup green onion, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. ginger root, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. toasted sesame oil
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 lb. sliced bacon
  • ¼ cup chili or barbecue sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. honey
  • 2 tsp. Sriracha sauce
Directions:
  1. Arrange 2 racks in upper and lower part of oven. Heat oven to 425°F. Line 2 rimmed baking pans with aluminum foil. Spray with cooking spray.
  2. In large bowl, stir together ground beef, ground pork, bread crumbs, green onion, gingerroot, soy sauce, sesame oil, salt and eggs.
  3. Shape into 1½” balls. Cut each slice of bacon into thirds. Wrap bacon around meatball, stretching slightly to fit. Place seam side down on baking pan.
  4. Bake 25-30 minutes or until bacon is browned and meatball reaches at least 160°F. Remove from baking pan to large shallow bowl.
  5. Discard foil; reline pan with clean sheet of foil; spray with cooking spray.
  6. Meanwhile, stir together chili sauce, honey and Sriracha sauce. Gently stir honey mixture into meatballs. Place meatballs in single layer on baking pan. Bake 5 minutes longer or until glaze is set.
  7. Refrigerate leftovers.
Tip:

Meatballs can be baked ahead and refrigerated up to 2 days. Reheat at 350°F for 10 minutes.

Nutrition Analysis:

Per serving: Calories 110, Calories from Fat 70, Total Fat 8g (12% DV), Saturated Fat 3g (15% DV), Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 25mg (8% DV), Sodium 180mg (8% DV), Carbohydrates 2g (1% DV), Dietary Fiber 0g (0% DV), Sugars 2g, Protein 6g, Vitamin A 0%, Vitamin C 2%, Calcium 0%, Iron 2%.

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