Thursday, May 23, 2013

Free Recipe Thursday! (Bacon Cheeseburger Balls)

Hello again friends!  So once again we've got a Free Recipe Thursday instead of Wednesday.  I had every intention of posting a recipe yesterday but yesterday, and the rest of the week for that matter, has been a busy one.  Luckily I'm able to get to it today and today's recipe looks delicious.

Today's recipe was a contest winning recipe that I found on the Taste of Home website and it was apparently originally published in Country Woman magazine, September/October 1999.  It appears to be a pretty simple dish with several different components and I personally can't wait to try this one.  As always, post comments with your opinions, suggestions, thoughts, etc.

Bacon Cheeseburger Balls

  • 1 egg
  • 1 envelope onion soup mix
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled

For The Coating:
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup crushed saltines (about 30 crackers)
  • 5 tablespoons canola oil

1.  In a large bowl, combine egg and soup mix.
2.  Crumble beef over mixture and mix well; Divide into 36 portions and set aside.
3.  In another large bowl, whisk together the flour and milk until smooth.
4.  Add cheese and bacon and mix well; Shape cheese mixture into 36 balls.
5.  Shape one beef portion around each cheese ball.
6.  In a shallow bowl, beat eggs. Place cracker crumbs in another bowl. Dip meatballs into egg, then coat with crumbs.
7.  In a large skillet, cook meatballs over medium heat in oil for 10-12 minutes or until the meat is no longer pink and coating is golden brown.

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