Meatballs are fun to make and are easy to cook on a grill.
Wrapping them in bacon and coating them with Tabasco Pepper Jelly just makes them ridiculous. Ridiculous makes me happy.
There are thousands of recipes for meatballs out there and you probably already have your favorite. Making meatballs is a great reason to break out your meat grinder.
If you don’t have a “go to” meatball recipe yet then check out these Killer Meatballs from The Mountain Kitchen.
Start with a pile of meatballs.
Lay each one out on a strip of bacon.
Yeah…you already knew how to do this. I just wanted to post this picture 🙂
Wrap the bacon around the meatball and secure it with a toothpick.
I will usually dust the bacon with a little chili powder and brown sugar.
Place the bacon wrapped meatballs on a grill with indirect heat. I bank the coals on the left side of my grill and cook the meatballs on the right side. You wont get any flare ups from dripping bacon grease using indirect heat.
Let the meatballs grill for about 30 minutes and then start basting them with some Tabasco Pepper Jelly that has been melted in the microwave.
Give the meatballs another five minutes or so and pull them off the grill once they hit an internal temperature of 160F.
These were gooooood!