Bacon Wrapped Sweet & Sour Meatballs

Bacon has been a bit overhyped lately…but not for lack of a good reason. The truth is bacon really does impart such an irresistable smoky, salty flavor to so many foods. I unabashedly still love bacon, especially when it’s paired with something sweet. If you’re with me, you’re going to want to look into these Bacon Wrapped Sweet & Sour Meatballs the next time you’re in need of a crowd-pleasing hot appetizer. Like, say, for watching the Super Bowl?

The combination of the bacon with the pineapple-based sweet and sour sauce is what had me popping several of these little meatballs right before dinner the other day. The flavors are amazing together. The recipe, from a package of Farmer John ground pork, calls for mixing milk-soaked white bread in with the meat for a fluffier texture. Next time I’ll try to drain a bit more of the milk out before mixing as my meatballs were so fluffy they bordered on mushy. But, of course, the crisp bacon wrapped around the outside more than made up for that minor detail.



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  1. Carsten wrote:

    Thanks for sharing this recipe. And really nice pics! I really feel hungry!


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    Posted 2.3.10 Reply
  2. Maria wrote:

    Oh my. I am sure these would go very quickly at a Super Bowl party!

    Posted 2.3.10 Reply
  3. diva wrote:

    oh yum! I can almost taste the flavours in my mouth. Thanks for the recipe 🙂 Sure come in handy!
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    Posted 2.3.10 Reply
  4. HoneyB wrote:

    These look so yummy! I’ll never get enough bacon…ever! 🙂

    Posted 2.7.10 Reply
  5. Charity wrote:

    Saw these and they sounded like the perfect thing for superbowl! Made them today and they were great! I doubled the recipe for a superbowl party. Instead of using ground pork I substituted ground turkey (trying to go slightly healthy). I only used half of the amount of milk needed and it was perfect – no draining necessary. Also for fun I threw red chili pepper flakes into the mix! They were a hit!

    Thanks 🙂

    Posted 2.7.10 Reply
    • Kathy wrote:

      So glad you enjoyed them! And great to know they work well with turkey too.

      Posted 2.7.10 Reply
  6. Mark wrote:

    Those look really good. I’m printing this for the wife.

    Posted 9.1.10 Reply