Bacon Wrapped Meatballs Recipe

We appreciate greatness but do we recognize the importance of smallness? Let’s explore the possibilities through these delicious bacon wrapped meatballs!

Perfect things just like people don’t tend to mingle with un-perfect ones. It’s in our nature, that’s written by the bonds of the building blocks of the universe, the atoms.

Atoms are the tiny little things like 1×1 Lego bricks connected together to make up the whole universe. We may think the analogy isn’t perfect as in the coziness of our playroom we can’t really make a 5×1 brick from a 5 1×1 brick. But atoms aren’t just getting together into molecules either.

As making larger Lego bricks requires chemical reactions so do atoms to create molecules too. Molecules are imperfect atoms in the pursuit of perfection.

What are these tiny ingredients?

Atoms. Which means un-cutable in Greek and the idea of their existence was floated 500 years before Christ, started tripping around with his ideas. Since then we figured out that atoms are actually made up of several other bits and bobs. They have a stable core made up by protons and neutrons surrounded by little circling cloud of electrons.

Interestingly, depending on their number in this cloud the electrons occupy layers with only a certain number of them allowed on each. It really seems that packing ourselves onto each other is really just a Tokyo subway peculiarity.

Electrons like to have some space around them where they can roam freely without hitting each other and they are not particularly outgoing once the atoms outer layer is filled. There are some atoms that can reach this perfection on their own and couldn’t care less about the party going on anywhere else.

How to find the perfect match?

We call these atoms noble gases, but they probably couldn’t care less how we call them as they don’t care about anything else either, especially not about the lesser atoms that are desperately trying to get the chemicals work with other available atoms.

Once an atom with free electrons finds its soulmate, they create a unit called molecule and live happily ever after completing each other, making a world a more exciting, better place. Of course, as in every relationship, there are failed marriages, nasty divorces and thrown out food, but we are trying to focus on the good things here.

So, when we create something, we reach back to use the fundamental forces that builds up not only us but the whole universe. We bow to the same urge that created suns, planets and life.

Also, the same forces created black holes for which we are grateful as there is a place for us to throw all our failed experiments and hope from them a more successful life next time.

Does appreciation matter?

Not like artist could make bad art, only the audience is not ready for their performance. One to be successful in its own time has to send its message in the way the audience can associate, get familiar and appreciate it.

Not many would appreciate the Picasso of flavors sending out bite sized portions in a McDonald’s, no matter how many stars he would have over his fancy uptown restaurant. And probably not many would cough up the equivalent of someone’s monthly salary for a big plate of meatballs under the glimmering light of stars, no matter how perfectly the bacon is wrapped around it.

Luckily, we don’t have to go to either places to experience the uniqueness of the universe right at our fingertips, creating balance and harmony not only for ourselves but for the world too.Bacon wrapped meatballs - SunCakeMom

Ingredients

  • 2 lb / 1000g Pork or any kind of meat (ground)
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Paprika (ground)
  • 2 cloves Garlic (diced)
  • 2 medium Onion (diced)
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin (Optional)
  • ½ lb / 200g Cheese cubed
  • 1lb / 500g Bacon, pancetta or guanciale

How to make Bacon wrapped meatballs

  1. Place all the ingredients, except the cheese and the bacon in a big enough bowl. If we have 15 extra minutes then caramelize the onions before mixing them with the meat. It’s not crucial but it is worth to do.Low-Carb-Meatballs-Recipe-Process-1-SunCakeMom
  2. Mix the ingredients together.Low-Carb-Meatballs-Recipe-Process-2-SunCakeMom
  3. Dice the cheese.Bacon wrapped meatballs - SunCakeMom
  4. Slice the bacon, pancetta or guanciale if they are not sliced already. We’ll need very thin slices that won’t be possible without a sharp knife or a slicer. Also don’t forget to remove the skin.Bacon wrapped meatballs - SunCakeMom
  5. Apply a slight layer of oil on the hands before starting to make the balls.
  6. There is no rule about the size of meatballs but we can work well with plum sized ones. Pick up a plum sized chunk of meat mixture then stick the cube of cheese in the middle.Bacon wrapped meatballs - SunCakeMom
  7. Close it then form a ball. Repeat until all the meat is used up. We may run out of cheese along the way but meatballs without cheese also taste delicious so don’t worry about that too much.Bacon wrapped meatballs - SunCakeMom
  8. Wrap the balls with the sliced up bacon, panetta or guanciale. It can be wrapped up with a single slice leaving two sides of the meatballs exposed or using 2 slices of bacon completely wrapping the balls up. Both way it will be delicious.Bacon wrapped meatballs - SunCakeMom
  9. Place the wrapped up meatballs into a high walled baking sheet or anything that can bear the heat in the oven.Bacon wrapped meatballs - SunCakeMom
  10. Roast them in a 390°F / 200°C preferably preheated oven until golden brown which mostly happen after about 50 minutes depending on the oven. If it’s not preheated, it will probably take a bit longer but no harm will be done.Bacon wrapped meatballs - SunCakeMom

Enjoy!

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Bacon Wrapped Meatballs Recipe

We appreciate greatness but do we recognize the importance of smallness? Let's explore the possibilities through these delicious bacon wrapped meatballs!
Course Low Carb Meal, Main Course, Meal
Cuisine Gluten free, Keto, Low carb recipe, Sugar free recipe
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 24
Author SunCakeMom

Ingredients

  • 2 lb / 1000g Pork or any kind of meat ground
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Paprika ground
  • 2 cloves Garlic diced
  • 2 medium Onion diced
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin Optional
  • ½ lb / 200g Cheese cubed
  • 1 lb / 500g Bacon pancetta or guanciale

Instructions

  • Place all the ingredients, except the cheese and the bacon in a big enough bowl. If we have 15 extra minutes then caramelize the onions before mixing them with the meat. It's not crucial but it is worth to do.
    Low-Carb-Meatballs-Recipe-Process-1-SunCakeMom
  • Mix the ingredients together.
    Low-Carb-Meatballs-Recipe-Process-2-SunCakeMom
  • Dice the cheese.
    Bacon wrapped meatballs - SunCakeMom
  • Slice the bacon, pancetta or guanciale if they are not sliced already. We'll need very thin slices that won't be possible without a sharp knife or a slicer. Also don't forget to remove the skin.
    Bacon wrapped meatballs - SunCakeMom
  • Apply a slight layer of oil on the hands before starting to make the balls.
  • There is no rule about the size of meatballs but we can work well with plum sized ones. Pick up a plum sized chunk of meat mixture then stick the cube of cheese in the middle.
    Bacon wrapped meatballs - SunCakeMom
  • Close it then form a ball. Repeat until all the meat is used up. We may run out of cheese along the way but meatballs without cheese also taste delicious so don't worry about that too much.
    Bacon wrapped meatballs - SunCakeMom
  • Wrap the balls with the sliced up bacon, panetta or guanciale. It can be wrapped up with a single slice leaving two sides of the meatballs exposed or using 2 slices of bacon completely wrapping the balls up. Both way it will be delicious.
    Bacon wrapped meatballs - SunCakeMom
  • Place the wrapped up meatballs into a high walled baking sheet or anything that can bear the heat in the oven.
    Bacon wrapped meatballs - SunCakeMom
  • Roast them in a 390°F / 200°C preferably preheated oven until golden brown which mostly happen after about 50 minutes depending on the oven. If it's not preheated, it will probably take a bit longer but no harm will be done.
    Bacon wrapped meatballs - SunCakeMom

Notes

Enjoy!

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