Mini-Bacon Meatballs


  • 2 Strips bacon, diced
  • 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 2 Tbsp. minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 lb. ground sirloin
  • 1 egg, beaten
  1. Preheat oven to 400. Coat a broiler pan with non stick spray.
  2. Cook bacon in a skillet over medium-high heat until starting to crisp, about 4 minutes; remove and set aside on a paper-towel-lined plate. Pour off all but 1 Tbsp. dripping from skillet.
  3. Saute onion in same skillet in the 1 Tbsp. dripping over medium heat until softened, about 3 minutes. Add garlic to skillet; cook 1 minute.
  4. Combine sirloin, cooked bacon, onion mixture, bread crumbs, parsley, paprika, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Stir in beaten egg.
  5. Form mixture into 1-inch meatballs and place on prepared broiler pan. Bake meatballs until fully cooked, about 10 minutes.

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