Mini-Bacon Meatballs

Makes 28 meatballs
Total time:30 minutes

  • 2 strips bacon, diced
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 lb. ground sirloin*
  • 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 egg beaten

Preheat oven to 400. Coat a broiler pan with non-stick spray.

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. drippings from skillet.

Saute onion in same skillet in the 1 tbsp. drippings over medium heat until softened, about 3 minutes. Add garlic to skillet; cook 1 minute.

Combine sirloin, cooked bacon, onion mixture, bread crumbs, parsley, paprika, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Stir in beaten egg.

Form mixture into 1-inch meatballs and place on prepared broiler pan. Bake meatballs until fully cooked, about 20 minutes.

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