Diablo Bacon Bombs
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Photo and recipe courtesy of Ken and Patti Fisher

Diablo Bacon Bombs

Diablo Bacon Bombs are a twist on our Chipotle Bacon Bombs. These are a “fiery” meaty snack hot off the grill. How about Diablo Bacon Bombs on a stick? Great for tailgating and walking around munchies. We have to always make a lot because they go fast.

We’ve done these before, and we are just mixing up the seasoning and sauce. The beauty of these is that it’s easy to go with any flavor profile you like. Be careful with the sauce on these. It’s a great hair remover, so patches of your mustache will come out if you get any sauce on it. LOL. We used All Spice Café Cayenne Habanero sauce this time. It is a bit zippy; Patti can’t eat them without a dab of sour cream.

Patti got me a 10-pound bag of the best frozen beef meatballs she could find. She wrapped them with a half strip of thick cut bacon and put them on skewers. Liking things with a little ZING, I gave them a good sprinkling of Green Mountain’s Sizzle Seasoning Blend with a generous coating of All Spice Café Cayenne Habanero sauce.


Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 45 minutes at 400°F Grill: Green Mountain Wood Pellet Grill/Smoker Pellets: Pacific Pellet Gourmet BBQ Pellets Ranchers Mesquite



24 frozen pre-cooked 1-inch beef (or turkey) meatballs, thawed (you can do more or less)

1 pound thick cut bacon, sliced in half (for a little added spice use peppered bacon)

Bamboo skewers, soaked in water for at least 15 minutes

Green Mountain’s Sizzle Seasoning Blend

All Spice Café Cayenne Habanero Sauce

Cut bacon in half then take a piece of bacon, wrap it around the meatball and slide it onto a bamboo skewer or a toothpick to hold it in place.

Then season to taste. You can use whatever you like and as much as you like. I like Green Mountain’s Sizzle Seasoning Blend. Put them on a platter, and head for the grill. If I have the time, I let them “smoke” for 30 minutes or so before turning the heat up to 400°F, and then I allow 30 to 45 minutes cook time. Keep in mind you’re only cooking the bacon because the meatballs are precooked. I give them about 15 minutes then I sauce and roll them for another 15 minutes. They are finished when the bacon is done to your liking.

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.