There's nothing like a good meatball - and when you rub it in Good Sh!t, wrap it in bacon, and smoke it, you've got something heavenly.
So what's Good Sh!t, you say?
It's a sweet and spicy seasoning blend I found while on a work trip in Waco, Texas that's amazing.
Big Cock Ranch in Austin, Texas manufactures it and a whole line of other barbecue spices and rubs.
You can choose to use ground beef, turkey or any other ground meat in this recipe.
We opted to use turkey to keep it a little leaner since we were adding bacon to it...
In addition, if you don't have a smoker, you can still make this recipe and simply bake it.
Whichever way you choose to cook it, cooking times will vary by technique, so just ensure it reaches the proper internal temperature.
Good Sh!t Bacon Wrapped Meatballs
Protein: ground meat of choice - we used turkey
Prep Time: 20 minutes to roll meatballs and wrap with bacon
Cook Time: ~60 minutes (smoking + baking) - time will vary depending on method
ground meat (1 lb.)
breadcrumbs (1/2 c.)
spice rub - we featured Good Sh!t Sweet n’ Salty Seasoning (6 tbsp.)
bacon (1 pack - 12 oz.)
-Preheat oven or smoker.
We set our Traeger temperature to 180F with the lid closed for 15 minutes.
-Mix ground meat, egg and breadcrumbs together.
If the mixture is too dry, add a splash of milk.
-Roll meat mixture into equal sized balls.
-Pour your favorite spice rub into a small bowl.
-Roll meatballs in the rub.
If you'd like a more mild flavor, you could just dip half in vs. have the entire meatball covered.
-Wrap bacon slices around the meatballs and place into a greased cast iron or other baking dish.
Good Sh!t Bacon Wrapped Meatballs and green beans coming off our 'well loved' Traeger
-Place meatballs in the smoker or oven to cook until it reaches the proper internal temperature.
We smoked them at 180F for 40 minutes, then turned up the temp. to 400F and cooked 20 minutes longer.
-For an added bonus, add green beans or veggies to the pan and you have an entire meal on the go.
Although not the healthiest, the green beans soaked up the bacon grease and were extra tasty! ;)