Served at the 2020 Wild Bacon Wine Trail, Dierberg Star Lane Tasting Room

2 lbs. lean ground beef or ground chuck
12-14 oz. package bacon
2 eggs
6-8 oz. package shredded cheddar cheese
1 ½ cups Italian seasoned bread crumbs
2 tablespoons catsup
salt and pepper

Pre-heat oven to 350°F

  1. Dice bacon into small pieces no larger than ½ inch and cook
  2. In a large mixing bowl add half the ground beef and half the cooked bacon
  3. Add one egg
  4. Add half the bread crumbs
  5. Add half the cheese
  6. Add one tablespoon catsup
  7. Add half the salt and pepper you would normally use
  8. Add remaining ground beef and bacon
  9. Add all remaining ingredients
  10. Mix well by hand (foodservice gloves please) folding ingredients until well combined
  11. Form meatballs to the size of a large golf ball, about 2-3 oz.
  12. Bake on a parchment-lined rimmed baking sheet, center oven rack about 30 min. or 140°F internal temp.
  13. Let rest 10-15 min.
  14. Enjoy!

Serve with Cabernet Sauvignon

Dierberg Star Lane Bacon Cheeseburger Meatballs

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