Bacon Blue Cheeseburger Balls with Sriracha Stout Ketchup

The glory of the bacon cheeseburger in a bite-size package with blue cheese, onion soup mix, and Wickle’s relish. The peppered bacon and ground beef come from the Meat department at Missoula Fresh Market…the quality is outstanding. These yummy balls of goodness have been Radd Cooking approved, and we consider ourselves cheeseburger experts. These would be great as an appetizer or just a snack..serve with a homemade Sriracha Stout Ketchup and bake the bacon was it is crispy and never burnt.

If you like a bacon cheeseburger (and who doesn’t?)… you will love these juicy, bacony, cheesy gems.

Bacon Blue Cheeseburger Balls

Ingredients

    For Bacon Blue Cheeseburger Balls
  • 1 lbs. lean (at least 85%) ground beef
  • ¼ cup Guinness Extra Stout
  • 4 slices Daily's peppered bacon, crisply baked and crumbled
  • 1 cup blue cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup Wickle's pickle relish
  • 1 package onion soup mix
    For Sriracha Stout Ketchup
  • 12 oz. tomato paste
  • ¾ cup Guinness Extra Stout
  • 1 TBSP Sriracha
  • 1/3 cup dark brown sugar
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp clove
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground mustard
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • 4 TBSP apple cider vinegar

Instructions

    For Bacon Blue Cheeseburger Balls
  1. Heat oven to 350°F
  2. Lay parchment paper on the baking sheet
  3. In a large bowl, mix together ground beef, Parmesan cheese, Wickle's relish, and onion soup mix
  4. In a small bowl, mix together bacon, blue cheese, and stout
  5. Shape mixture beef into 2-inch patties, place a small amount of the bacon mixture into the center of each, and form into balls
  6. Place the balls onto sheet
  7. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until browned
  8. Immediately remove from pan
  9. Serve warm with Sriracha Stout ketchup
    For Sriracha Stout Ketchup
  1. In a medium size bowl, whisk all ingredients together until smooth
  2. Slowly whisk in the beer to desired taste and consistency
  3. Transfer to container and refrigerate

That's right Bacon!
That’s right Bacon!
Bacon Blue Cheeseburger Balls
Bacon Blue Cheeseburger Balls

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