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Sunday, February 12, 2012


 A few years ago "SauceMasterG" over at The BBQ Grail posted a new creation called MOINK balls. The concept was simple; wrap a beef meatball (the MOO part) in bacon (the OINK part) and grill it. Here is my take on the concept.

These MOINK balls are as simple as it gets. All you need is:

Frozen pre-cooked beef meatballs
Black Pepper & Cayenne Pepper
Barbecue sauce
A grill or smoker setup for indirect cooking at 325 degrees F

Cut the bacon into lengths just long enough to make one wrap around the meatballs with a little over hang that will be pierced by the toothpick to hold it in place. Wrap the meatballs with the bacon, stick a toothpick in to hold the bacon in place and season with the black pepper. The cayenne is optional. If you use it, use as little or as much as you like.

Put the MOINK balls on your grill or smoker and close the lid. Let the MOINK balls cook until the bacon is done and is as crispy as you like. Using a basting brush, apply a little barbecue sauce to the MOINK balls and let them cook for about another 5 minutes to allow the barbecue sauce to caramelize. Once that's done, remove from the grill and serve. 


  1. Those look like excellent MOINK Balls. (MOO+OINK = MOINK) Keep up the great work. I added you to my Blog Roll on The BBQ Grail.

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    1. thanks for linking up. I put the title in for you. Have a nice week.