Cheeseburger Meatballs

Cheeseburger Meatballs

This is a fun take on a bun-free burger! We combine all the best cheeseburger ingredients, but instead make meatballs. Serve big ones with your favorite taters or turn small ones into an appetizer-sized snack.

Cheeseburger Meatballs

Cheeseburger Meatballs

Course: Appetizer, dinner
Servings: 4
Calories: 593kcal
Use pantry and freezer staples to whip up a unique take on "meat and potatoes" dinner.
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  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

Baked Potatoes

  • 4 russet potatoes

Dipping Sauce

  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tbsp mustard


  • Preheat the oven to 400. Clean and dry the potatoes, then stab each 4-6 times with a regular fork. Place directly on a upper shelf in the oven. Bake for one hour or until you can pierce with a knife without resistance.
  • Combine the meatball ingredients in a bowl, making sure to evenly disperse everything. Using a small scoop or your hands, make 1" sized meatballs. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment. Bake for 20 minutes or until browned.
  • Meanwhile, combine ketchup and mustard in a small bowl. Set aside.
  • Serve the potatoes with your favorite toppings. Use the ketchup and mustard sauce as a dipping sauce for the meatballs.



  • Replace the breadcrumbs in the meatballs with a gluten-free alternative breadcrumb.


  • Skip the cheese in the meatballs. When you add the ingredients to the bowl, start with half the breadcrumbs. Only add the rest if the mixture seems dry.


Calories: 593kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 1210mg | Potassium: 1321mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 259IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 173mg | Iron: 5mg