Monday, January 13, 2014

Bacon Cheeseburger Balls

Sometimes accidents result in the most delicious products. Someone close to me, I will keep their name anonymous, accidentally used hamburger meat instead of spicy sausage while making these spicy sausage balls. After trying one of those, Ethan knew we had to make them and put a few twists on them.

We made a few different batches before deciding on what we deemed the best bacon cheeseburger ball. These are meant to taste very similar to a bacon cheeseburger, without the bun. The bisquick mimics the bread and the seasonings spice the meat perfectly.

You can dip these in whatever condiments you like to serve on your burger, we tried and loved ketchup, mustard, and barbecue sauce, with mustard being the favorite. This will yield about 36 bacon cheeseburger balls.

Serve this for your next game-watching party or just when you need a snack to feed hungry people. They are very filling and easy to make, which means these mark pretty high on my list of appetizers!
Source: The Barbee Housewife, original

1 1/4 cup of Bisquick
1/2 teaspoon of Onion Powder
1/2 teaspoon of Black Pepper
1 teaspoon of Seasoning Salt
4 oz. of Cheddar Cheese, shredded
8 oz. of Cream Cheese, softened
1 lb. of Hamburger Meat
5-6 pieces of Bacon, cooked and crumbled

First, preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Prepare a baking sheet by covering it in aluminum foil and spraying liberally with nonstick cooking spray.

Next, in a large bowl, use your standmixer bowl if you have a powerful one, combine the bisquick, onion powder, black pepper, and seasoning salt. Add the cheddar, cream cheese, and hamburger meat, mix well with the mixer or your hands until combined. Sprinkle in the bacon and mix until it is evenly dispersed.

Now, form one inch balls from the mixture and place on the pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes.

Serve with ketchup, mustard, or barbecue sauce, whatever your favorite burger condiments are.


Happy Cooking,
The Barbee Housewife

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