This easy appetizer recipe for Sweet and Spicy Bacon Wrapped Meatballs is perfect for parties. It’s a game day recipe that everyone will enjoy.
Several years ago, while Brian was traveling for work, he had bacon wrapped chicken at a restaurant and has always remembered how good it was. So, last year I made Sweet and Spicy Sriracha Bacon Chicken Bites which we really enjoyed.
But I wanted to try another bacon wrapped appetizer and this time I decided to go with meatballs. Before baking the bacon wrapped meatballs, coat them with a mixture of brown sugar and chili powder. As they bake, the bacon gets crispy, the sugar caramelizes and this easy appetizer becomes irresistible!
To make these sweet and spicy bacon wrapped meatballs, mix together brown sugar and chili powder in a small bowl.
Spray a broiler pan with nonstick cooking spray. Cut a pound of bacon strips in half and wrap them around meatballs securing the bacon in place with a toothpick. Dredge the meatballs in the sugar and chili mixture, pressing to coat it well. Place them on the greased broiler pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes, depending on how you like your bacon.
Not only did the bacon get crispy, the sugar got crunchy too, for some amazing texture and flavor.
Leave the toothpicks in the bacon wrapped meatballs, so that they are an easy-to-eat, finger food at your party.
Line them up on a tray and watch them disappear!
Vanessa was waiting to go to a friend’s house, but stuck around until these sweet and spicy bacon wrapped meatballs came out of the oven so that she could taste one. She thought they were fabulous and wanted to bring some with to her friend’s house to share, but since I hadn’t photographed them yet, I had to tell her no.
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