Mini-Bacon Meatballs

These mini meatballs are packed with flavor. They're a tasty meal on their own or in the Meatball Stroganoff recipe.

These mini meatballs are packed with flavor. They're a tasty meal on their own or in the Meatball Stroganoff recipe.

Makes: 28 meatballs Total time: 30 minutes

22strips bacon, diced
141/4cup diced onion
11clove garlic, minced
121/2lb. ground beef sirloin
141/4cup dry bread crumbs
22Tbsp. minced fresh parsley
121/2tsp. paprika
121/2tsp. kosher salt
121/2tsp. black pepper
11egg, beaten

Preheat oven to 400°. Coat a broiler pan with nonstick spray.

Sauté bacon in a skillet over medium-high heat until starting to crisp, about 4 minutes. Remove and set aside on a paper-towel-lined plate. Pour off all but 1 Tbsp. drippings from skillet.

Sauté onion in same skillet in reserved drippings over medium heat until softened, about 3 minutes. Add garlic to skillet and cook, 1 minute.

Combine beef, bacon, onion mixture, bread crumbs, parsley, paprika, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Stir in beaten egg.

Form mixture into 1-inch meatballs and place on prepared broiler pan. Bake meatballs until fully cooked, about 10 minutes.

Nutrition Information
Per 7 meatballs: 168 cal; 8g total fat (3g sat); 85mg chol; 411mg sodium; 7g carb; 1g fiber; 15g protein