5 from 6 votes
This BBQ Bacon Meatball Slider recipe is sure to he a hit! Juicy meatballs, wrapped in bacon brushed with BBQ sauce are the stars of this delicious slider!
BBQ Bacon Meatball Slider
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins
 
This BBQ Bacon Meatball Slider recipe is sure to be a hit! Juicy meatballs, wrapped in bacon brushed with BBQ sauce are the stars of this delicious slider!
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American, bbq
Keyword: bacon meatball sliders, bbq bacon sliders
Servings: 24
Calories: 312 kcal
Author: Michele Hall
Ingredients
  • 1.0 lbs Ground Beef (I prefer 90/10)
  • 1 lbs ground pork
  • 1/4 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 egg , beaten
  • 1.5 teaspoons season salt
  • 1 tablespoon Dried Oregano
  • 1/2 cup Panko Bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup BBQ Sauce (I use Famous Dave's Devils Spit, but use your family favorite!)
  • 24 slices of Bacon
  • 24 mini hamburger buns
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350*
  2. Using a wooden spoon or your hands in a large bowl mix together beef, pork, heavy cream, beaten egg, salt, oregano, panko bread crumbs and parmesan cheese.
  3. Do not pack the meat too tightly, you want to use a lighter touch so that the meatball does not get too compacted allowing for a lighter moist (versus heavy, hard) final product meatball.
  4. Form the meat into balls, slightly bigger than a golf ball.
  5. Cut bacon in half. (Bacon stays the same width, just cut to shorter length.)
  6. Wrap 2 pieces of bacon around each meatball in the shape of an x. (See photo in post.)
  7. Chill for a minimum of 15 minutes to set the shape.
  8. If you are making ahead to use the next day or later in the day, you can make the meatballs to here. The meatballs in the raw state will need to be covered with plastic or foil if you are waiting longer than an hour to bake them.
WHEN YOU ARE READY TO DO THE BAKING:
  1. Brush entire surface of bacon wrapped meatball with BBQ sauce.
  2. Place Meatballs onto a broiling pan (alternatively use a cookie rack over the top of a baking sheet.) You want the meatball fats to be able to fall to the bottom pan.
  3. The meatballs should be spaced 2" apart.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes, turning the pan from front to back at the 10 minute mark to allow for even cooking.
  5. Increase heat to Broil.
  6. Remove pan from the oven.
  7. Brush meatballs one last time, and place back in oven for 5-10 minutes. WATCH THEM VERY CAREFULLY! You want the bacon to crisp up but not burn. All ovens are very different on Broil. Once bacon is crisped remove from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes.
  8. Place on slider bun and serve along side additional BBQ sauce.