Bacon Cheeseburger Kabobs are a fun party appetizer. People will love nibbling on these hamburgers on a stick. I top my burgers with the traditional cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and pickles but you can use what ever you prefer. Set up bowls of ketchup, mustard and other delicious dip-ables to complete the meal.
I am beyond excited to get BBQ season started and start having people over. I love serving up big bowls of classic macaroni salad, ceasar salad and homemade potato salad. We’ll have corn on the cob and a variety of other easy BBQ sides. As the sun starts to set, we’ll start a fire and sit around sipping cold beverages.
One of my favourite things to use when I’m hosting a BBQ are mason jars. They are inexpensive and come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colours so you can really have some fun with them. You can use them in so many different ways, here are just a few ideas:
- Group forks, knifes and spoons together in mason jars as quick and easy serving dishes.
- Serve up your condiments for hot dogs and hamburgers in mason jars.
- Place candles in mason jars as it starts to get dark. They make perfect candle holders. Line a pathway to guide your guests or light up your snack table. If you wrap wire around the lip of the mason jar you can even hang them from trees or fence posts. Or fill with water and place a floating candle in it.
- I utilize mason jars to store any of my dishes I make in advance. I can make pico de gallo (salsa) or strawberry kiwi salsa in advance and store them in the fridge in mason jars until I’m ready to bring it out for my guests.
- Mason jars make perfect vases for flowers.
- Large mason jars make perfect serving and storage containers for salads. I store my radish & cucumber salad in a mason jar. It’s perfect when you need to bring it with you somewhere as it won’t leak.
- Serve your beverages in mason jars. You can put them out for guests to fill yourself or pre-make your mixed beverages, put the lids on and store them in an ice filled cooler so people can help themselves.
- Serve your desserts like strawberry trifle or lemon cheesecake mousse.
- Place glow sticks in a mason jar as party favors for your guests.
- Fill mason jars with popcorn, candy, s’mores or any other delicious treats as fun party favors people can grab on their way home.
These are only a few ideas you can do with mason jars! I’ll be sharing more fun party tips in the near future so make sure you sign up for the newsletter.
- 2 lbs lean ground beef
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup plain bread crumbs
- 1/2 pkg onion soup mix
- 2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 pkg bacon (450 g)
- Sliced cheddar cheese
Choice hamburger toppings:
- 8 Cocktail tomatoes, cut in half
- 16 Pickles
Combine the ground beef, egg, bread crumbs, onion soup mix, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Shape the ground beef mixture into 16 meatballs. Set aside.
Heat a large frying pan over medium heat. When the pan is hot, transfer the meatballs to pan and brown the meatballs on the outside on all sides. Remove from the frying pan to cool slightly.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Soak your wooden skewers for at least 30 minutes before you’re ready to cook your kabobs.
Cut the bacon slices in half. Wrap each meatball with bacon and thread them onto the skewer.
Place the skewered meatballs on a foil lined cookie sheet and cook in the oven for 30 minutes. Turn the meatballs and cook for another 10 minutes. Adjust cooking time based on the size of the meatballs.
Remove the meatballs from the oven and place a piece of cheese on top of each meatball while it’s still hot so it melts.
While meatballs are cooking, prepare the toppings. Chop into large bite size pieces and thread onto smaller skewers, leaving room for a meatball. Set aside.
Carefully transfer the cooked meatballs onto the smaller skewers along with the toppings and arrange on a platter for serving.
**These meatballs could also be cooked on the grill instead of in the oven. Place a sheet of foil on the grill as the bacon will cause the fire to flame up.