Chipotle Bacon Bombs on a Stick pellet grill smoker BBQ recipe Chipotle Bacon Bombs on a Stick

Patti and I are still working on a few treats to serve “Off The Grill” for tailgating parties. These are a big hit at the Super Bowl parties also.

With us, it has to be something smoked off the grill. A great start for anything we come up with. How about Chipotle Bacon Bombs on a Stick? We let our “Crash Test Dummies” try these out and they were a huge hit. There were no survivors…and no need for the main course. We all could have just eaten these for hours.

Patti got me a 10 pound bag of the best frozen meatballs she could find. She wrapped them with a strip of bacon and put them on skewers. Liking things with a little ZING I gave them a good sprinkling of Jac’s Tailgaters Smokin’ Dust Chipotle Seasoning and used Grandville’s Cajun BBQ Jam. Grandville’s Cajun is about a 6 or 7 in ZING for most folks.

Chipotle Bacon Bombs on a Stick

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Grill: Louisiana Wood Pellet Grill/Smoker
Pellets:  Lumberjack Hickory

Ingredients: Chipotle Bacon Bombs on a Stick

  • 24 frozen pre-cooked beef (or turkey) meatballs, thawed (you can do more or less)
  • 1 lb. bacon, sliced in half (for a little added spice use peppered bacon)
  • Bamboo skewers, soaked in wate
  • Smokin’ Dust Chipotle Seasoning by Jac’s Tailgaters
  • Grandville’s Cajun BBQ Jam

Chipotle Bacon Bombs on a Stick

Chipotle Bacon Bombs on a Stick pellet grill smoker BBQ recipeWrap a meatball in bacon

Chipotle Bacon Bombs on a Stick pellet grill smoker BBQ recipe

Then, onto a Skewer

Directions: Chipotle Bacon Bombs on a Stick

Cut bacon in half, I find that kitchen shears are the easiest for cutting bacon. Then, take a piece of bacon and wrap it around the meatball and slide it on to a bamboo skewer to hold it in place.

Then, season to taste. You can use whatever you like and as much. I like Jac’s Tailgaters Smokin’ Dust Chipotle Seasoning. Put them on a platter and head for the grill. I let them “Smoke” for 30 minutes before turning the heat up to 350  degrees (177c) for about 15 minutes or so. This is when you crisp them up and add the Grandville’s Cajun BBQ Jam.

Chipotle Bacon Bombs on a Stick pellet grill smoker BBQ recipeA good dusting with Jac’s and off to the grill!

Cooking Directions: Louisiana Wood Pellet Grill/Smoker

Open the lid and set the dial to “180”, after about five minutes shut the lid. Give it about 10 minutes to heat up. Patti has lined the drip pan with foil for me, it makes for easier clean up. Place your meatball skewers directly onto the grill and just let them hang out in the smoke and get happy for 30 minutes or so.

After 30 minutes, turn the digital control up to 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Then brush them with your BBQ sauce, roll them and brush them again. Leave them on at 350 until the bacon is crisp, about 10 minutes or so. This is when the bacon gets crisp and the sauce does its magic.

Cooking Directions: Louisiana Wood Pellet Grill

To prepare the grill for cooking, check your pellet supply – top off or change flavors as needed. Scrape grill grates off. Set the temperature to 450 degrees and press the “Start” button. Give the grill about 15 minutes to reach temperature and the grates to burn clean.

Note: You can set the start temperature anywhere you want. I do 450 (230c) for a quick clean burn. So after the grill comes up to temp and burns clean turn it back down 225 degrees (107c).

I like to smoke everything for at least 30 minutes with an hour being even better. After all the Louisiana pellet grill is a awesome smoker so use it for all the wood smoke flavor it will add to your food.

After 30 minutes turn the grill up, you want to grill these guys at 350 degrees (176c) for about 15 minutes or so. Then brush them with your BBQ sauce, roll them and brush them again. Leave them on at 350 degrees (176c) until the bacon is crisp, about 10 minutes or so. This is when the bacon gets crisp and the sauce does its magic.

You are looking for an internal temperature of 165 degrees (75c).  I use a Maverick ProTemp Instant Read Thermometer for checking meat temps.

Note: I get a lot of questions about the kind of pellets you can use with a recipe. Keep in mind that a recipe is just an outline. Some you need follow closely like when you are making bread, but most you can do anything you can dream, our favorite way to cook. Feel free to mix and match the pellets until you find a combination you really like. Also you are only smoking at temps less than 250 degrees, anything higher is cooking and there will not be much if any smoke so it does not matter what kind of pellet you are using.

Chipotle Bacon Bombs on a Stick pellet grill smoker BBQ recipeOn My Well Used Grill Grates

Chipotle Bacon Bombs on a Stick

Directions: Gas Grill
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Grill: Any

Preparing Grill: Medium- Low Indirect Heat

Preheat your grill to medium heat 350 degrees (176c) and turn off one side so you will be cooking with indirect heat here for about 45 minutes, or until your bacon is crisp.

Chipotle Bacon Bombs on a Stick pellet grill smoker BBQ recipeLet’s Eat

About Our Recipes

We do our recipes on our patio where we have a lineup of grills, including Louisiana, Memphis, Royall, Traeger pellet grills, Char Griller side box smoker, Saber, Charmglow, Char-Broil, The Big Easy, Lodge Sportsman’s, Brinkman and Weber. I call it our “Wall of Grill”. Our grilling styles are healthy and low fat and will fit pelletheads, gas, natural wood and even charcoal purists. Almost any of our recipes can be done on any kind of good BBQ.

The important thing to keep in mind is TIME & TEMPERATURE. You can even do some of them in the oven or crock pot, but, then you lose all the flavors you get from cooking outdoors. But sometimes it does rain.

Remember that a recipe is simply an outline; it is not written in stone. Don’t be afraid to make changes to suit your taste.

Take it and run with it….

Live your Passion,
Ken & Patti

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