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Bacon Jalapeño Popper Meatballs

  • Makes 16
  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 15 minutes
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 sweet onion, finely chopped
  • ½ cup gluten-free breadcrumbs or cracker crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 6 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
  • Salt and pepper
  • One 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 large jalapeño chile — stemmed, seeded and finely chopped
  1. In a large bowl, combine the beef, pork, onion, crumbs, egg and crumbled bacon. Season with salt and pepper. Divide into 32 portions.
  2. In a small bowl, mix the cream cheese, cheddar and jalapeño. Form sixteen 1-inch balls.
  3. Shape 2 portions of the meat mixture loosely around 1 cheese ball. Repeat with the remaining meat and cheese mixtures.
  4. In a skillet over medium-high heat and working in batches of about four, fry the meatballs until golden all over. Keep warm in the oven until ready to serve.

NUTRITIONAL INFO

1 SERVING: CALORIES 280; FAT 22.0 g (sat 10.3 g, mono 8.3 g, poly 1.3 g); PROTEIN 16.7 g; CARBS 4.4 g; FIBER 0.3 g; CHOLEST 87.5 mg; IRON 1.4 mg; SODIUM 387 mg; CALCIUM 88 mg

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