Smoked Bacon Wrapped BBQ Meatballs

Smoked Bacon Wrapped BBQ Meatballs

These smoked bacon wrapped BBQ meatballs are an outstanding appetizer or snack recipe!

Whether it’s game day, a party or celebration, or heck even a “just because snack”… anytime is the perfect time to make these.

And they are fairly simple because I am using frozen meatballs… think smarter not harder is the motto here 😉

But you could certainly make your own meatballs if you prefer.

Ingredients for the meatballs

How to make smoked bacon wrapped BBQ meatballs

First let the meatballs thaw, that will make it easier for the toothpick to go through.

I am making 30 meatballs so I cut 15 slices of bacon in half.

That’s 1/2 slice for each meatball.

Wrap each half slice around the meatballs overlapping slightly, and secure through the center with a toothpick.

You could even get the kids to help with this part if your kids like to cook with you like mine do.

Wrapping a slice of bacon around each meatball in securing with a toothpick

Once the meatballs are all wrapped up in their adorable bacon packages, season them with your favorite BBQ seasoning on all sides.

I used honey hog but any BBQ seasoning will work.

Bacon wrapped meatballs before cooking about to be seasoned with BBQ seasoning

Next stop is your smoker or Traeger/ pellet grill set to 250 degrees.

They will cook for about 1 1/2 to 2 hours total.

Bacon wrapped meatballs on the smoker before cooking

Oh and flip them halfway through to make sure that the bacon is cooked evenly.

Bacon wrapped meatballs halfway through cooking being flipped over

About 10 minutes before you want to remove them, brush well with BBQ sauce over the top.

Brushing sauce over the smoked bacon wrapped BBQ meatballs

Serve smoked bacon wrapped barbecue meatballs with even more BBQ sauce on the side for dipping!

These make for great party appetizer because the serving toothpicks are already in the meatball.

Smoked Bacon Wrapped BBQ Meatballs


Smoked Bacon Wrapped BBQ Meatballs


Smoked Bacon Wrapped BBQ Meatballs

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Smoked Bacon Wrapped BBQ Meatballs

Smoked Bacon Wrapped BBQ Meatballs

Cheri Renee
Smoked Bacon Wrapped BBQ Meatballs is an easy to make snack, appetizer, or game day snack! They are super simple using store bought meatballs!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 30 meatballs
Calories 94 kcal


  • Smoker
  • Traeger/Pellet Grill


  • 30 frozen meatballs slightly thawed
  • 15 slices bacon cut in half
  • 30 toothpicks
  • BBQ seasoning
  • BBQ sauce


  • Wrap each half slice of bacon around each meatball, overlapping slightly. Secure the bacon in place with a toothpick.
  • Season all sides with your BBQ seasoning.
  • Set your smoker or pellet grill to 250 degrees. Place the bacon wrapped meatballs directly on the grill grate.
  • Let these cook 1 1/2 to 2 hours, flipping them halfway through. Brush with BBQ during the last 10 minutes of cooking.
  • Remove them when the bacon is cooked to your liking and let them cool slightly. Serve with a BBQ sauce for dipping.
Keyword Appetizer, Bacon Wrapped, Easy, Game Day, Meatball, Recipe, Smoked, Traeger

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