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Caribbean Dream Meatball Bacon-Wrapped Meatballs

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Author: Mike

Ingredients

  • 1 pound about 32 frozen precooked meatballs, thawed
  • 16 pieces thin bacon
  • 32 to othpicks

For the sauce

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 F.
  • Line two large baking sheet pans with aluminum foil.
  • Place the bacon on the foil, but do not overlap the pieces.
  • Bake for 5 minutes, flip, and bake another 5 minutes. You aren't trying to cook the bacon through, just partially cook it so it will get crispy on the grill.
  • Remove bacon to paper towel-lined plates. Let pans cool and either reserve the bacon grease for another use, or simply roll the foil into balls and toss away. No mess, no fuss.
  • Make the sauce by placing the honey in a small saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add a tablespoon of water and stir. If the mixture is too thick, add more water, a little at a time.
  • Once warm, add hot sauce to the mixture and heat through.
  • Fire up your grill for indirect cooking.
  • Wrap a piece of bacon around each meatball and secure with a toothpick.
  • Place meatballs over indirect heat and cook for 5-10 minutes or until the bacon starts to crisp, rotating once.
  • Brush sauce over each meatball and cook another 2 minutes.
  • Rotate and brush with sauce again. Cook another 2 minutes and remove from grill.
  • Serve with remaining sauce for dipping.