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Hickory Smoked BBQ Meatballs with Mozzarella
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Smoked Hickory Meatball Skewers with Mozzarella

Smoked Hickory Meatball Skewers with Mozzarella are a delicious BBQ sauce covered meatball with melty mozzarella cheese, and a fresh basil garnish.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Beef
Cuisine: BBQ
Keyword: meatball skewers, mozzarella cheese, smoked hickory meatball
Servings: 20 meatballs
Calories: 97kcal
Author: Rachael


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup basil chopped
  • 1 egg scrambled
  • 3 tablespoons onions diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup Kingsford® Original Smoked Hickory BBQ Sauce & Dry Rub
  • 4 ounces fresh mozzarella
  • 20 3- inch wooden skewers


  • Build a charcoal fire for indirect cooking using Kingsford® Charcoal by situating the coals on only one side of the grill, leaving the other side void. Preheat the grill to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the ground beef, bread crumbs, basil, egg, onion and salt, and mix well. Form about 20 meatballs using 2 tablespoons of the beef mix per meatball. Season the meatballs generously with Kingsford® Original Smoked Hickory BBQ Sauce & Dry Rub and place the meatballs on the grill and close the lid. Cook the meatballs for 10 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees Fahrenheit. Using a meat thermometerwill ensure proper cooking.
  • While the meatballs cook, place a ball of mozzarella (1 teaspoon each) around each wooden skewer 1-inch from the end. Insert each mozzarella skewer into the top of each meatball. Close the grill lid and cook for an additional 2 minutes or until the cheese melts. Remove from the grill and serve.


Recipe created by Pitmaster Chris Lilly of Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q on behalf of Kingsford® Charcoal.


Calories: 97kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 180mg | Potassium: 87mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 80IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 0.7mg