Bacon Cheeseburger Meatballs are tasty meat morsels that ooze with cheese and flavor!

These little meatballs taste so much like a cheeseburger, but without the thick bun. Not only are these so tasty, but they are also so quick and easy to make. So if you are wondering what to do with that ground beef in the refrigerator, this recipe just might be the one for dinner tonight!

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Bacon Cheeseburger Meatballs


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  • These cheese-stuffed meatballs are such a fun twist on a popular food – cheeseburgers! These are a fun and exciting change to everyday mealtime.
  • These cheeseburger meatballs are also so versatile. They can be added to skewers and served as an appetizer for the next party. Serve them with a tomato dipping sauce or a sweet chili sauce.
  • They are great to bring to potlucks or buffet-style meals as they are easy to prepare and transport.
  • Add a thick bun or dinner roll and they can also be made into sliders, or turn them into meatballs with a pasta sauce and serve over some spaghetti, or add to a wrap. The possibilities are endless.

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Ingredients & Variations

MEAT Basic ground beef is the meat of choice for this recipe. Ground chuck would also work. It also calls for bacon. Well…because everyone loves bacon. Remember to cook the bacon before combining it with the rest of the mixture.

ONIONS Fried onions are a great addition to this recipe. No fried onions? No problem, simply use the onion soup mix as a replacement or replace it with 1 teaspoon of onion powder. Both are great substitutions that work well.

CHEESE This recipe calls for cheddar cheese, however, you can use any cheese you prefer! Mozzarella or a spicy jalapeno Monterey jack cheese would be equally delicious!

uncooked meatballs arranged on a tray, with two exposed with cheese cubes inside

How to Make Cheese Stuffed Meatballs

These are the best homemade meatballs!

  1. Combine all the ingredients except for the cheese.
  2. Shape into small balls and stuff each one with cheese.
  3. Bake in the oven (as per the recipe below).

Serve with a side salad, garlic mashed potatoes,  or a favorite pasta like baked macaroni and cheese.

cooked meatballs on a baking tray

Tips For Cheeseburger Meatballs

While stuffing the meatballs, make sure that the meat is wrapped around the cheese, and that none of it is showing. This will keep the cheese from running out of the meatballs.

Also, chop the cheese into small pieces that will fit inside the meatballs. If they are too large, then the meatballs will either be too big, or there won’t be enough meat to wrap around the cheese.

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Bacon Cheeseburger Meatballs

Bacon Cheeseburger Meatballs are a simple, super scrumptious recipe that taste just like a cheeseburger – minus the bun!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 16 Meatballs
Author Holly


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • ½ pound bacon cooked & crumbled, or bacon bits
  • ¼ cup crushed french fried onions
  • 8 ounces cheddar cheese cubed


  • Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl except for the cheese cubes.
  • Mix until fully combined and divide the meat mixture into 16 equal portions.
  • Flatten each portion and place a cube of cheese in the middle of it. Fold the edges over the cheese and roll it into a ball.
  • Place the meatballs on the prepared pan and cook for 20-25 minutes or until they reach 165°F.



To prevent the cheese from oozing out, be sure that the meat is fully wrapped around it, and try chopping the cheese into small pieces so that they will fit nicely inside the meatball. 
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 440kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 112mg | Sodium: 556mg | Potassium: 380mg | Vitamin A: 395IU | Calcium: 287mg | Iron: 2.3mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American

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    1. I haven’t tried it so I can’t say for sure Cebur, but I would love to hear how they turn out!

  1. Would it be possible to make these ahead and reheat them? I would like to meet them for a new mother in our church and take them to her and let her reheat them when she’s ready to eat them.

    1. While I haven’t reheated them, I think that would be perfectly fine! Enjoy Paula! You’re so thoughtful 🙂

  2. I like to mix the shredded cheese into the meatballs, and wrap them around apiece of pickle. Tonight I am adding diced banana peppers. Yummy!

  3. I wonder if you could mix in shredded cheddar instead of stuffing the cubes, like I do for our sausage balls at the holidays, which uses Bisquick mix and ground sausage?