Moink Balls [Bacon Wrapped Meat Balls]

Moink balls and how to make them

The first news about Moink Balls started to show up around 2008 and this is reason enough to put a recipe for them here since a lot of people still haven’t heard of them and they are delicious and easy to make.

The word Moink Balls comes from the Moo sound that a cow makes and the Oink sound that a pig makes.

“The reason to call them this is that they are made of hamburger meat and bacon.”

Moink balls are meatballs made from hamburger meat that is wrapped in bacon and has a BBQ sauce on them.

There are a ton of recipes available but I will give you the one that my daughter made and published on here MissBBQ website where you can find a lot more recipes and tips.

Moink ball ingredients

  • 1.5 pound Hamburger meat
  • 1.5 Ounce Parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Ounce Bread crumbs
  • 6 ounces Milk
  • 2 tablespoons Fine chopped Garlic
  • 2 teaspoons parsley
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh grounded black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 pound of sliced bacon

You will also need your favorite rub and sauce

Moink balls ready for the grill or smoker

Preparation of Moink Balls

  1. Mix all ingredients in the hamburger meat and make golf ball size balls of it.
  2. Rub them with your favorite rub
  3. Wrap the thinly sliced bacon around the balls and place them in the refrigerator

You can use a toothpick to secure the bacon if you like.

  1. Heat up your BBQ or smoker to about 225°F – 250°F (107°C – 121°C)

Use an indirect grilling method for BBQ.

  1. My personal favorite is to use some applewood or wood from another fruit tree
  2. Smoke or slow cook the balls for about one hour and then add your BBQ sauce
  3. Let them cook for another 30 minutes to get them done

The balls can be prepared in advance and can even be smoked in advance and then just cooked for about 1 hour with the sauce on it when you need them.

They can also be made on one of the pellet smokers I reviewed and I use that or by cooking them indirectly with charcoal.

moink balls ready to be served

If you are looking for more recipes you can find them on the Grill and BBQ recipes page on better grills.

Moin balls ready for the grill or smoker

Moink Balls

Gemma van Aken
Moink balls are meatballs made from hamburger meat that is wrapped in bacon and have a BBQ sauce on them.
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Course Snacks
Cuisine American
Servings 20 Pieces
Calories 111 kcal


  • 1 Grill, smoker, or pellet grill.
  • 1 Bowl


  • 1.5 pound Hamburger meat
  • 1.5 Ounce Parmesan Cheese
  • 2 Ounce Bread Crumbs
  • 6 Ounces Milk
  • 2 Tbsp Chopped Garlic
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Tsp Fresh ground pepper
  • Tsp oregano
  • !/2 Pound Thinl sliced bacon
  • 1 cup Your favorite Rub
  • 1 cup Your favorite Sauce


  • Mix all ingredients in a bowl
  • Make golf ball size balls of it
  • Season them with your favorite rub
  • Wrap thin sliced bacon around the balls
  • Use a toothpick to secure the bacon

Prepare Grill and Cook

  • Heat up BBQ or smoker to 225 – 250 Fahrenheit
  • Use the indirect cooking method
  • Cook low and slow for about 1 hour
  • Add your BBQ sauce
  • Cook another 30 minutes


Serving: 2ounceCalories: 111kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 7gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 197mgPotassium: 112mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 30IUCalcium: 47mgIron: 1mg
Keyword moink balls
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Related read: How ground beef is made.

This recipe can be cooked on any type of grill and in the oven. But I prefer the extra smoke flavor of a charcoal grill.

Eddie van Aken

Eddie van Aken has years of experience in running his full-service restaurant and with this came working with using and dealing with all types of kitchen equipment. With his experience, he can find all the pros and cons of grills and add them to the grill reviews he is doing. You can read more on the about page for Eddie van Aken

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