I have never made a meatball before, ever.  Mainly because I hate touching ground beef, it grosses me out.  For me, the Secret Recipe Club, is all about growing and trying new things…So, when I was given Amy’s Cooking Adventures for this months assignment, I knew exactly which recipe to pick…Bacon Cheeseburger Meatballs

Not only was I brave enough to touch the meat, but I also took a new recipe to a Christmas celebration.  The meatballs were easy to make and were a HUGE hit at the party!  I put a spin on Amy’s original recipe by adding a catsup/brown sugar glaze.  I may not eat beef, but I know how much everyone loves catsup.


  • Drizzle of olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 pkg bacon, cooked till crispy and diced up
  • 2 lb lean ground beef
  • ½ cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 6 oz cheddar cheese
  • 2 egg
  • Salt & pepper
  • Glaze
  • ½ cup catsup
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • *mashed potatoes to line baking dish optional


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. Spray a 9×13 baking dish with non stick spray.
  3. Drizzle a bit of olive oil into a small skillet over medium heat.
  4. Once the oil is hot, add the onions and sauté until the onions begin to caramelize (10-15 minutes)’
  5. In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, bread crumbs, cheese, eggs, bacon, onions and salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Mix thoroughly, by hand, until the ingredients are combined …

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