How To Grill Meatballs and a Cheeseburger Meatball #Recipe

My husband and I have a Big Green Egg ceramic grill and we use it year round.  One of the benefits of living in the south where winters are mild!  We try to create all sorts of new recipes on the grill and not just stick to burgers or chicken breast.  When I was doing a bit of research on how to grill meatballs I was surprised to actually see a special meatball grilling basket to cook them in.  In my opinion, this is a bit silly…I am not a big fan of unitaskers in the kitchen.  Why buy a special meatball holder if you don’t have to, right?  If you want to grill meatballs, don’t get sucked into such a purchase!  You can easily grill meatballs without a fancy basket.  You can thread them on skewers if the meatballs are fairly small but if you make a decent sized meatball just oil the grate of the grill and put them directly on top.  For a 3 inch meatball you want to cook them for about 4 to 5 minutes and then gently roll them over to the opposite side and grill another 4 to 5 minutes or until cooked through.  Make sure you use a grill that is heated to approximately 350 degrees, oil the grates with olive oil,  and the addition of some wood chips gives them a nice smokey flavor.    Here is a recipe for a Cheeseburger Meatball that was incredibly tasty on the grill.  I served these with a lasagna on Christmas Eve but used the leftovers for a delicious meatball sandwich topped with lettuce, cheese, and a gourmet ketchup.  YUM!

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Cheeseburger Meatballs

Yields 6 to 8

Cheeseburger Meatballs

10 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

20 minTotal Time

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  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  • 4 ounces tomato sauce
  • 2 TBSP Steak Sauce
  • 1/2 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tsp ground pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt


  1. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl until well blended
  2. Shape into 3 inch meatballs and place on a cookie sheet
  3. Preheat grill to 350 degrees, adding wood chips soaked in water if desired and making sure to oil the grill grate
  4. Place meatballs directly on the grill and cook 4 to 5 minutes
  5. Gently roll meatballs over to the other side and cook 4 to 5 minutes more or until cooked through and no pink remains.
  6. Use meatballs as a sidedish for lasagna, in a sandwich, or just eaten straight!
Cuisine: American | Recipe Type: Entree

 If you want to know more about how to grill meatballs, check out the Food Network!

About Diane

Diane has a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology with a Minor in Health Management and Policy. She spent many years working in cancer research, academics, and biotechnology. Concern over the growing incidence of human disease and the birth of her children led her to begin living a more natural life. She quickly realized that the information she was learning along the way could be beneficial to many others and started blogging as a way to share this knowledge with others. While passionate about health and the environment she can't quite give up her favorite Cheetos and Diet Coke!


  1. Very neat. I need to try this!
  2. Sounds wonderful. Would give this a try for sure.
  3. I love this unique and easy recipe!
  4. That looks soooo good!

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