Bacon Wrapped Meatballs aka Moink Balls

A delectable appetizer blending beef and pork, crafting a mouthwatering smoked meatball encased in bacon, bursting with savory BBQ essence.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes


  • Z Grills 700D4E wifi
  • cherry pellets


  • 1/2 pounds ground beef chuck
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion i use red
  • 3-5  Garlic cloves minced and or chopped
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 1/2 pound thin sliced bacon, halved
  • 1/4 cup your favorite barbecue rub
  • 1 cup your favorite barbecue sauce(


  • Making the meatballs

Place ground chuck, and all your dry ingredients in a large bowl. Using your hands, mix together until thoroughly combined. Now add your wet ingredients and mix. Roll out meat mixture into balls 1-2 inch in diameter. Wrap half a slice of bacon around each meatball and secure with a toothpick. Season meatballs generously with your rub of choice.

  • Fire up the Z GRILLS and set the temp to 325f.. Once that temp is reached in the balls. Cook for 1 hour or until 165f internal is reached. Once reached, remove.
  • Glaze.
    Mix your favorite BBQ SAUCE with some rub to glaze each meatball.
  • Cover by dunking each meatball in the glaze. Once all are glazed return to the pit and cook for another 10-15 minutes to set the glaze.
  • Remove and serve!!
  • The flavors were amazing!
Cost: $10
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon, BBQ, Beef, Meat

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