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Slow-Cooker Barbecue Bacon Cheeseburger Meatballs

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Slow-Cooker Barbecue Bacon Cheeseburger Meatballs
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 3 hr 30 min
  • Servings 12

Who needs a bun? These barbecue bacon cheeseburger meatballs simmer away in the slow cooker while you get the rest of your party prepped, then team up with pickles for a pretty presentation.

Updated October 21, 2016
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Ingredients

  • 1
    lb lean (at least 85%) ground beef
  • 2
    slices bacon, chopped
  • 1/2
    cup Progresso™ plain panko crispy bread crumbs
  • 1/2
    cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/4
    cup milk
  • 1
    egg, slightly beaten
  • 1
    tablespoon honey
  • 1
    tablespoon Montreal steak grill seasoning
  • 1
    teaspoon salt
  • 24
    (1/2-inch) cubes sharp Cheddar cheese (3 oz)
  • 1
    bottle (18 oz) barbecue sauce
  • 24
    dill pickle slices

Steps

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  • 1
    Spray 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray.
  • 2
    In large bowl, mix beef, bacon, bread crumbs, onion, milk, egg, honey, grill seasoning and salt. Shape into about 24 (1 1/2-inch) meatballs; tuck one piece of cheese in center of each meatball, and seal completely. Add meatballs to slow cooker. Add barbeque sauce, and gently turn to coat.
  • 3
    Cover; cook on Low heat setting 3 to 4 hours or until meatballs are thoroughly cooked (165°F); stir. Thread pickle slices on cocktail picks, and serve with meatballs.

  • Like it hot? Use spicy pickle slices instead of bread and butter.
  • Serve with more burger toppings for extra fun: cherry tomatoes, sliced red onion or mustard.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
210
Calories from Fat
70
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
12%
Saturated Fat
3g
16%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
45mg
16%
Sodium
910mg
38%
Potassium
220mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate
24g
8%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
17g
Protein
10g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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