Sunday, April 21, 2013

Beef Meatballs Wrapped in Bacon (MOINKs)

I did a Google search today for bbq wrapped with bacon and discovered some pictures for MOINKs aka beef meatballs wrapped in bacon. MOINK stands for "MOO" and "OINK" (beef and pork).

Meatballs wrapped in bacon after 30 minutes on the grill

MOINKs after 80 minutes on the grill

MOINK close-up on my Weber Platinum grill

Finished MOINK close-up read-to-eat after 90 minutes on the grill
I didn't follow any particular recipe, but here's a summary of how I made the tasty bbq treats.

Meatballs Wrapped in Bacon
  • 1 lb ground sirloin
  • 12 slices of bacon
  • 4 tablespoons of bbq rub
  • 3 tablespoons of breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg

  • Place the ground sirloin in a medium sized-bowl.
  • Add the breadcrumbs, bbq rub and one well-beaten egg.
  • Mix it together for 5 minutes by hand.
  • Form into meatballs roughly 1 3/4 inches in diameter.
  • Wrap them with bacon and secure with a toothpick.
  • Pre-heat grill to 350 degrees.
  • Grill the beef wrapped in bacon using indirect heat for 1 hour and check for doneness.
  • Cook until finished and sauce with your favorite bbq sauce during the last 5 minutes of cooking.

Sunday, April 07, 2013

Chicken Drumsticks Wrapped in Bacon for Supper

We planted some cold weather vegetables in the above ground beds today, watched the NASCAR race and then grilled some drumsticks wrapped in bacon for supper.

Grilled chicken
And here's the recipe if you're interested.