Chipotle Bacon Bombs on a Stick Recipe

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Patti and I are still working on a few treats to serve “Off the Grill”. We will be at the Weekly Tasting Event at Craft Brewing Company in Lake Elsinore, Ca. Can’t wait, it sounds like fun with plenty of good beer involved so we are right on it.
With us, it has to be something smoked off the grill. A great start for anything we come up with. How about Chipotle Bacon Bombs on a Stick? We let our “Crash Test Dummies” try these out and they were a huge hit. There were no survivors…and no need for the main course. We all could have just eaten these for hours.
Patti got me a 10 pound bag of the best frozen meatballs she could find. She wrapped them with a strip of bacon and put them on skewers. Liking things with a little ZING I gave them a good sprinkling of Jac’s Tailgaters Smokin’ Dust Chipotle Seasoning and used Grandville’s Cajun BBQ Jam. Grandville’s Cajun is about a 6 or 7 in ZING for most folks.

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Servings: 6


Cost per serving $0.50 view details
  • 24 frozen pre-cooked beef (or turkey) meatballs, thawed (you can do more or less)
  • 1 lb. bacon, sliced in half (for a little added spice use peppered bacon)
  • Bamboo skewers, soaked in water
  • Smokin’ Dust Chipotle Seasoning by Jac’s Tailgaters
  • Grandville’s Cajun BBQ Jam


  1. Cut bacon in half, I find that kitchen shears are the easiest for cutting bacon. Then, take a piece of bacon and wrap it around the meatball and slide it on to a bamboo skewer to hold it in place.
  2. Then, season to taste. You can use whatever you like and as much. I like Jac’s Tailgaters Smokin’ Dust Chipotle Seasoning. Put them on a platter and head for the grill. I let them “Smoke” for 30 minutes before turning the heat up to 350 for about 15 minutes or so. This is when you crisp them up and add the Grandville’s Cajun BBQ Jam. This gave Ken & Robert time for a few beers.
  3. Royall Wood Pellet Grill: Open the lid and set the dial to “180”, after about five minutes shut the lid. Give it about 10 minutes to heat up. Patti has lined the drip pan with foil for me, it makes for easier clean up. Place your meatball skewers directly onto the grill and just let them hang out in the smoke and get happy for 30 minutes or so.
  4. After 30 minutes, turn the digital control up to 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Then brush them with your BBQ sauce, roll them and brush them again. Leave them on at 350 until the bacon is crisp, about 10 minutes or so. This is when the bacon gets crisp and the sauce does its magic.
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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 80g
Recipe makes 6 servings
Calories 346  
Calories from Fat 307 89%
Total Fat 34.05g 43%
Saturated Fat 11.33g 45%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 51mg 17%
Sodium 630mg 26%
Potassium 157mg 4%
Total Carbs 0.5g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0.0g 0%
Sugars 0.0g 0%
Protein 8.77g 14%
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