It’s Cheesy Bacon Meatball Sliders! Watch Award winning griller Heath Riles BBQ serves up these amazing Cheesy Bacon Meatball Sliders on his Goldens’ Cast Iron Cooker!! You can do this too! It’s simple and easy! Just watch the Cheesy Bacon Meatball Sliders video below as Health Riles walks you through it step by step! See the recipe below! Gather your ingredients and get started on this delicious grilled Cheesy Bacon Meatball Sliders recipe! It’s really easy to prep and grill!
Award-winning griller, Heath Riles started cooking competition BBQ in 1997 with over 70 Grand Champion wins in competition BBQ! Over time has developed and perfected his own line of sauces, rubs, injections & marinades. And he grills on our legendary Goldens’ Cast Iron Kamado! Great honor! Enjoy this great Cheesy Bacon Meatball Sliders recipe! It all starts with a Goldens’ Cast Iron Kamado Grill! Check out Health Riles products here, then shop our line of kamados and here! Let’s get started! 😉


  • 2 lb Ground Beef (or chuck, whichever you prefer)
  • 3/4 cup of Cracker Crumbs (or breadcrumbs)
  • 3/4 cup of Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 3/4 cup of Cooked, Chopped Bacon
  • 3/4 cup of Diced White Onion
  • 1 Egg, lightly beaten
  • Heath Riles BBQ Sweet BBQ Sauce (approximately 1.5 bottles divided)
  • Heath Riles BBQ Sweet BBQ Rub (approximately 1/2 tbsp)
  • Heath Riles BBQ Beef Rub (approximately 1 tbsp)
  • Small Slider Buns
  • Sliced Cheddar Cheese for Sandwiches


  1. Light you Goldens’ Cast Iron Cooker or any other grill of your choice. We used our place setter and got the grill to approximately 300º.
  2. Mix your beef, cracker crumbs, shredded cheddar cheese, chopped bacon, white onion, egg, Sweet BBQ Rub, Beef Rub and 3/4 cup of Sweet BBQ Sauce
  3. Once thoroughly mixed, make balls
  4. Place on grill for approximately 30 minutes, flipping halfway through
  5. Put meatballs in pan and add one full bottle of Sweet BBQ Sauce. Allow to simmer on the grill for 20 minutes
  6. Remove from the grill and assemble meatball sliders as desired
  7. 7. ENJOY!
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