BBQ Meatball Sliders with Bacon
Bacon lovers unite! This recipe is a bacon lover's dream, with bacon 2 ways! Due to the BBQ sauce being sweet, I recommend using a spicy cheese (like habanero Jack).
- Serves: 10 persons
- 7slices bacon
- 8ounces 93% lean ground beef
- ½cup panko bread crumbs
- ¾cup barbeque sauce (such as Sweet Baby Ray's®), divided
- 1tablespoon steak sauce
- 10slices pepper Jack cheese
- 10slider buns
- 10slices cooked bacon
- ¼cup slivered onion
- ¼cup roasted red pepper, cut into strips
Step 1Attach the meat grinder attachment to an electric stand mixer (such as KitchenAid®). Run enough bacon through the meat grinder to make 8 ounces ground bacon.
Step 2Combine ground bacon, beef, bread crumbs, 1/4 cup barbeque sauce, and steak sauce in a bowl. Mix until well combined and shape into 2-inch round balls. Set meatballs on a baking sheet.
Step 3Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Step 4Bake meatballs until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center reads 160 degrees F (71 degrees C), about 25 minutes.
Step 5Place a slice of cheese on top each meatball. Toast slider buns if desired. Place a meatball between each slider bun. Top with cooked bacon slices, onion, remaining barbeque sauce, and roasted red bell peppers.