When our house is crowded, these Meatball Bombs have become a family favorite. They’re simple to make and everyone enjoys them. They’re also quite adaptable, and can be altered up in a variety of ways simply by swapping out a few components for various flavors. It really doesn’t matter what you add to the list of ingredients, they will be simply delicious and will keep your family coming back for more.
These Meatball Bombs are a sure crowd pleaser and are great for those game day foods. Before we know it, football season will be here and so will Sunday afternoon standing at the table eating all the delicious Meatball Bombs! So, make sure you add this recipe to your list of gaming foods to keep your crowd pleased and full. There’s nothing like a bunch of full bellies in the house! Oh, and these are terrific for movie night at home snacks!
Meatball Bombs are exactly what they sound like: meatballs that have been “bombed” with more spices and fun! These little tasty bombs are also great re-warmed, that is if you have any leftovers. I’ve not been lucky enough here lately to have leftovers. Once all the grandchildren get done eating, there’s not much left, except for a bomb or two. They are calling them “Grammie’s Bombs” an explosion in your mouth. They are the creative ones when helping me name my recipes. Love all the great ideas they have.
How to prepare Meatball Bombs
The marinara, meatballs, and cheese are loaded into these Meatball Bombs, which are then wrapped in dough and coated with seasoned garlic butter. They’re easy to create and packed with flavor!
One of our favorite evening meals around here is spaghetti and meatballs. I get my meatballs pre-cooked (not cooked, but seasoned and shaped into balls) from Publix, and they make a delicious quick weekday supper that the whole family enjoys!
We usually simply eat the leftovers for lunch or make a huge meatball sub for Jorge, but I wanted to try something different.
As you can see, they’re really simple to manufacture. All you have to do is flatten the canned biscuit dough and stuff it with meatballs, sauce, and cheese.
Fold it into a little ball and press the edges together to seal them. Then bake it with garlic butter that has been seasoned. Because they could leak a little sauce and adhere to a standard pan, I cooked them on a silicone baking mat (ps if you have that one, it fits well in this enormous 18 x 13 jelly roll pan). Use parchment paper instead of a silicone mat if you don’t have one.
If you’re searching for a dish that will delight the whole family, these Meatball Bombs are it. They’re a terrific way to use up leftover meatballs, but if you don’t have any on hand, frozen cooked meatballs will suffice!
I can see this being great for a football party, as an appetizer, or as a lunch sandwich, like we did. In any case, I’m sure you’ll all like them!
Information about Meatball Bombs
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Yield: 16 Meatball Bombs
Serving Size: 2 Meatball Bombs
- 1 lb. – Ground Meat – I used 80% lean ground beef*
- 1 – Red Bell Pepper – diced
- ¼ cup – Parmesan Cheese – shredded
- 1 – Egg – beaten
- 2 tbsp. – McCormick’s Steak Seasoning or season to taste
- 3 medium – Yellow Onions – peeled, slice half way through and pull apart*
- 1 lb. Bacon – sliced thin – cut each strip in half
- Toothpicks to hold bombs together
- Sheet pan
- Parchment paper
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees
- In a large bowl combine – ground meat, bell pepper, parmesan cheese, egg and seasoning until combined.
- Roll meat into meatball size rounds.
- Put each meatball into an onion round and wrap one slice of bacon around and then a second slice around to cover each bomb.
- Place Meatball Bombs on prepared sheet pan and bake at 400 degrees for 40 minutes or until each is golden brown and bacon is done.
- Serve with your favorite dipping sauce and homemade fries. I made a quick dipping sauce with ketchup, mustard, hot sauce, and a tablespoon of 1000 Island Dressing.
If using more than 1 lb. ground meat, you will need more onions. When pulling apart the onions, you are trying to make a small bowl to load the ground meat into.
So, get your ingredients out and start. Get those children or grandchild in the kitchen with you and load up some fun making these scrumptious Meatball Bombs and spread the deliciousness around!
From my kitchen to yours,
Have you made Meatball Bombs yet? If so, what’s your favorite ingredient to add?