Bacon Cheeseburger Balls

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Cook: 10 min.


3 dozen

Updated: Feb. 12, 2023
The first time I served these, my husband and kids thought we were having plain meatballs. Then they cut into the flavorful filling inside! —Cathy Lendvoy, Boharm, Saskatchewan
Bacon Cheeseburger Balls Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 large egg
  • 1 envelope onion soup mix
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup crushed saltines (about 30 crackers)
  • 5 tablespoons canola oil


  1. In a large bowl, combine egg and soup mix. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Divide into 36 portions; set aside. In another large bowl, combine the flour and milk until smooth. Add cheese and bacon; mix lightly but thoroughly.
  2. Shape cheese mixture into 36 balls. Shape 1 beef portion around each cheese ball. In a shallow bowl, beat eggs for coating. Place cracker crumbs in another bowl. Dip meatballs into beaten eggs, then coat with crumbs.
  3. Heat oil in a large cast-iron or other heavy skillet over medium heat. Cook meatballs until meat is no longer pink and coating is golden brown, 10-12 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

1 ball: 75 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 137mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein.