Cheeseburger Meatballs


If you’re looking for a recipe to become your football season staple, I promise, I’ve got just the thing for you. These Cheeseburger Meatballs are a Glori of Food original, and guaranteed to please any crowd. With lean turkey meat, smokey turkey bacon, and melty cheddar cheese, these meatballs can be enjoyed as an appetizer, or on a bun.

When I was testing this recipe, I made a boatload to freeze, but they never made it to the freezer. They were eaten hot, cold, and also reheated, proving they’re delicious anyway you eat them. These two-bite balls have all the great flavors of a burger, without the commitment. But you won’t be able to eat just one.

With these Cheeseburger Meatballs on the menu at your next football party, they will surely steal the show.  

Combine lean ground turkey meat, egg, and breadcrumbs. Get in there, use your hands, and combine the ingredients.

Add the good stuff: turkey bacon, sautéed onions, Dijon mustard, salt and pepper.
Finally, add the cheddar cheese.

Shape the meat mixture into 1.5 inch balls. Once they’re shaped, heat oil in a pan and add the meatballs. Brown the balls on all sides until cooked through.

Serve alone or on a bun with ketchup, mustard, and BBQ sauce. Enjoy!

Cheeseburger Meatballs

What You Need

  • 1.25 pounds lean ground turkey meat
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 3 strips cooked turkey bacon, chopped into pieces
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Kosher salt
  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil

What To Do

  1. In a small saute pan, saute onions until soft. Set aside to cool.
  2. In a large bowl, combine turkey meat, breadcrumbs, and eggs. Mix until all ingredients are combined.
  3. Add in sauteed onions, Dijon mustard, cooked turkey bacon, pepper, and salt. Mix until all ingredients are combined. Add shredded cheese, and mix.
  4. Shape turkey meat mixture into 1.5 inch balls.
  5. In a large pan, heat olive oil on medium-high heat. Once heated, add meatballs to pan. Cook until browned on one side, and then continue turning until all meatballs are browned and cooked through.
  6. Serve alone or on a hot dog bun with ketchup, mustard, and BBQ sauce.
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