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BBQ Bacon Meatballs

Traeger Kitchen


BBQ Bacon Meatballs

Prep Time

15 Minutes

Cook Time

1 Hours

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Make your taste buds happy & devour several smoky bacon-wrapped flavor bombs at your next family get-together.

Ingredients

How many people are you serving?

4

    Steps

    • 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.
    • 2

      Wrap each meatball with a half slice of bacon and slide toothpick all the way through.
    • 3

      Put Traeger Rub in a small bowl and roll each meatball in the rub until well coated.
    • 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.
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      Grill180˚
    • 5

      Place the meatballs on the grate, close the lid and smoke for 1 hour.
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      Grill180˚
    • 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.
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      Grill350˚
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      Probe160˚
    • 7

      About 10 minutes before the meatballs are ready, brush with Traeger Apricot BBQ Sauce and allow it to caramelize.
    • 8

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

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