CHEESEBURGER MEATBALLS
Cheeseburger Meatballs

1/2 cup (125 mL) coarse dry bread crumbs 
      or panko (Japanese-style bread crumbs)

2 tbsp (25 mL) milk
1 tsp (5 mL) Worcestershire sauce
3 oz (90 g) cheddar cheese
1 lb (0.5 kg) lean ground beef
1/2 cup (125 mL) finely chopped cooked bacon
1 tsp (5 mL) onion powder
1/2 tsp (2 mL) dry mustard
1/2 tsp (2 mL) garlic powder
1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
1/4 tsp (1 mL) freshly ground pepper
Dill pickle slices

Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Line a rimmed baking sheet with nonstick foil.

Combine bread crumbs, milk and Worcestershire sauce. Let stand for 2 minutes. Meanwhile, cut cheese into 1/2 inch (1.25 cm) cubes. There should be about 32 cubes; set aside.

Combine bread crumb mixture and next 7 ingredients (beef through pepper) until well blended. Shape 1 tbsp (15 mL) measures of beef mixture into balls. Press a small well in centre of each ball. Place a cube of cheese in each well. Wrap beef around cheese and reshape into a ball. Place meatballs in prepared pan.

Bake for 12 – 15 minutes or until completely cooked. Top each meatball with a piece of dill pickle and secure with a toothpick. Makes 32.

 
Last updated on December 08, 2017