Southwestern Meatballs Wrapped in Bacon #SundaySupper

When this weeks theme of Valentine’s Day Recipes for Two came up for #SundaySupper, I knew right away what I had planned to share with everyone. I made these for my husband and I for one of our Date Nights In. Anyone who knows me knows that Date Nights are very important to me because we have two little ones and making time to still be a couple is very important for any marriage never mind a marriage with small children. So every once in awhile I plan one of these date nights for my husband and I. This particular weekend I went all out. I decorated a table, made appetizers, salads, a main dish and a dessert. We had a very nice night minus one kiddo while she spent the night at Memere’s house. Now granted I haven’t made a date night as nice as this since October however I still plan our nice dinners to eat alone once the kids are in bed, so maybe that should give me a reminder to make something as nice and romantic as this again very soon for us. Hmmm…….maybe I could get a new recipe Idea from this theme hosted by The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen, thank you Susan for hosting this fabulous event today.

Date Night 1

I like to make it special for my hunny. So I made a nice menu, don’t ask how I found time to do this, I haven’t since, however I vow to do it again soon because it was a real nice night. My husband got to spend time with our infant son alone while I cooked. I did spend from 2-7 in the kitchen preparing however it’s where I’m the happiest. When I thought of this appetizer I wanted something that tasted like a bite of a juicy but healthier hamburger! What is a hamburger without bacon??!


Serves: 2 (8 meatballs)

  • 1 lbs 99% lean ground turkey
  • 8 slices of center cut bacon
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3 scallions
  • 1/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • pinch oregano
  • pinch of red pepper flakes
  • salt and fresh pepper
  • cooking spray


Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 350°.

In a large bowl combine turkey, chopped herbs, bread crumbs, scallions, garlic egg, cumin, salt and pepper. Using your hands, mix well and measure into eight large meatballs.

Southwest Meatballs (3)

Wrap each meatball with a piece of bacon and secure with a tooth pick. Place on the parchment paper. Bake for 40-45 min until the bacon is cooked to your likeness.


For a dipping sauce mix a few tablespoons of ketchup, mustard and relish together. Makes the perfect sauce for your perfect bite!


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26 thoughts on “Southwestern Meatballs Wrapped in Bacon #SundaySupper

  1. Those meatballs wrapped in bacon look amazing!!!! and I totally am with you on the date nights! Date Nights are very important to me as well. . we also have two semi-little ones (ages 6 and 3) but yes you are so right, making time to still be a couple is very important for any marriage!! And wow, what a date night!!! love the printed menu and everything!!! so awesome! Are you planning something just as special this year for Vday?

    1. They were to die for! Well I figured it was my turn this year, but my husbands idea of it being “my turn” is going out, which I’m totally all about so I think we are headed out this year! 🙂

  2. I love bacon wrapped apps {obviously, since my recipe is also wrapped in it!}. I love your date night idea with the whole shebang!

    1. Anything wrapped in bacon is good in my book!! Thanks for stopping by and happy #SundaySupper!

  3. Everytime I read your date night posts it makes me think I really need to put together a special date night evening like it. While we do have special date nights not a lot of thought goes into it. I love your menus and the attention to detail in the table with candles and everything. I think I need to actually plan a Valentines date night this year.

  4. These look so delicious. I really shouldn’t be looking at all of these recipes on an empty stomach, lol. I love that you make time for your marriage. Date night is so important. I have always thought I needed to get a babysitter and go somewhere for date night. I love the idea of have a romantic dinner for 2 after the kids are in bed! Thanks for sharing the recipe and that idea! I hope you and you sweetie have a great VDay! HUGS

    1. It’s so important Cheryl, my husband and I are strong believers in keeping our relationship strong while raising children because it’s so easy to loose focus on where it all began. Some nights we just lay in bed and talk instead of watch TV or read. Try it, my husband loves the special dinners (who wouldn’t!) now the question is how can I get him to do this for me every now and again??!! 🙂

  5. What a great idea! I may have to “copy” you this Valentine’s Day!! With 2 small kids, going out is so hard! Lovely recipe!

    1. You really should try it!! Of course things can go wrong and not as planned, but at the end sitting down alone is what counts, even if it’s 9 at night! 🙂

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