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Bacon Bombs - perfection on the grill! Pickles or cheese (take your pick) wrapped in ground beef, then wrapped in bacon and grilled to crispy perfection. This recipe is low carb, gluten free, and a Trim Healthy Mama "S" Fuel.
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When my husband was growing up, his father used to make "Pickle Dogs" for them. He would wrap a pickle with ground beef, then grill them on the grill. They would eat them with ketchup and mustard - basically a hamburger in a different shape and with no bun. To this day, my husband loves those things!
Recently we were at my in-laws for a few days, and we grilled nearly every night for the first week. My father-in-law is a grill master! He does an amazing job, and every one of his children love it when he grills for supper! (And his children-in-law . . . thats ME!)
One afternoon when we were sitting around the table, this recipe was born. He decided to up the ante a bit on his old standby. Everyone gave input and here we have the results! Pickle dogs wrapped in bacon, or cheese dogs wrapped in bacon! I wasn't sure what to call them, but since they are both wrapped in bacon, we will call them Bacon Bombs!
Doesn't that sound amazing? Bacon Bombs - everyone loves bacon! Of course, this is not a hard and fast recipe. This is one that is easy to customize to your family's individual tastes and preferences. The cheese filled ones were my favorite, but the pickles were amazing as well!
I ate mine with a piece of cheese melted over the top, drizzled with some mustard and sugar free ketchup, with lettuce, tomato, and onion on the side.
So, what do you need for these Bacon Dogs?
2 Pounds Ground Beef (Hamburger)
4 Large Dill Pickles (or 8 Baby Dill Pickles)
8 Mozzarella Cheese Sticks (or a mix of both pickles and cheese sticks)
1 Pound Sliced Bacon
Toothpicks (to hold the bacon in place)
These take about 30 minutes or so to cook on the grill, depending on how thick you make them. My father-in-law gave me I tip I thought I would pass along to my you, my readers. If he checks the meat, but it isn't quite done yet (just a little pink), he removes it from the grill, places it on a serving platter, then covers it with aluminum foil for about 10 minutes. This traps the heat and continues cooking the meat until it is time to eat. It works beautifully!
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- 2 Pounds Ground Beef Hamburger
- 4 Large Dill Pickles or 8 Baby Dill Pickles
- 8 Mozzarella Cheese Sticks or a mix of both pickles and cheese sticks
- 1 Pound Sliced Bacon
- Toothpicks to hold the bacon in place
- Preheat Grill.
- Using 1/4 pound ground beef for each bacon bomb, form the meat around the pickle or cheese.
- Wrap slices of bacon around the ground beef, using toothpicks to secure if desired.
- Grill over medium heat for approximately 3o-35 minutes, or until cooked through.
Can these be baked in the oven? If so, how long do you think?
I'm sure they could be baked, but I have not tried them that way. I would bake at 375 and just keep my eye one them . . . bake until cooked through. I would guess it would take 30-45 minutes.
Ashley @ Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen
Bacon makes EVERYTHING better! These look fantastic - perfect for summer parties!
These look so yummy, I want to do a jalapino and cheese center.
That sounds yummy!!
Do you think it would make a difference if turkey bacon was used?
I think turkey bacon would be fine.
WOW! found this on Keto Christian! Thank you for sharing this wonderful idea. We make Rouladen - thin meat (thin ribeye) with mustard, and seasoning spread on, add pickle, and onions. Then roll it up, wrap bacon around it - sear in the pan, put in a dutch oven, and cook it up - make gravy out of drippings. We altered the old family recipe with no pickles - added more cooked bacon and garlic in the center. NOW I will use your Bacon Bombs during the grilling months and Rouladen rainy cold days. Thank you for a new and yummy recipe!!!