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From trp1fox in Rocklin, Ca... "MOINK Balls"! Thawed frozen meatball wrapped in bacon and dusted with dry rub then smoked till the bacon is done to your liking then dunked in thinned bbq sauce then smoked some more to set the sauce then served in a bed of the sauce.


  1. To be a true MOINK Ball, it has to be an all beef Italian meatball, similar to what you can get at Sam's. I used dizzy pig jamaican firewalk on these and smoked them with jack daniels oak barrel chips and used jack daniels original bbq sauce thinned with water.
  2. Please note if you do not use premade frozen italian meatballs such as from Sam's, then you are not making MOINK balls, you are making bacon wrapped meatballs

2008/12/05, Fidel: moo + oink; (cow) + (pig) ; (beef) + (pork) Rod F. Buford, GA

2009/11/28, Fidel: They are made from ALL BEEF (moo) meatballs, wrapped in pork (oink) bacon.

  • All beef italian meatballs
  • Bacon
  • Dizzy Pig Jamaican Firewalk (or your choice of dry rub)
  • Jack Daniels Original BBQ Sauce (or your favorite), thinned with water
  • Jack Daniels Oak Barrel Chips

(photos courtesy of SSN686).

After seeing all the posts about the moinkballs, I had to try some. We had a potluck dinner we went to last evening so I decided something different made sense. According to some, these aren't "real" moinkballs since we didn't use Costco pre-made meatballs. EggHatter rolled these with just ground beef (80/20 mixture). She then rolled about half of them in Dizzy Pig Red Eye Express and the other have in DP Cowlick (she did this a couple of days ago). Then yesterday afternoon I added the bacon strip and toothpick.

Smoke them with Jack Daniels Oak Barrel Chips.

Here they are ready to go on the Egg (total of 43 from 3# of meat)...

and then on the Egg - direct, on raised grid at a temp of about 325...

Use Jack Daniel's Original BBQ Sauce, thinned with water as a saouce.

Here we have them just after covering with sauce (the "pre-sauce" cooking time was about 35 minutes)...

After about 10 more minutes, off they came, into a bowl and headed to the dinner...

Jack Daniel's Original BBQ Sauce, thinned with water, can be used one the side as a dipping sauce for the finished MOINK BALLS.

They were very good, something to do again sometime. There was about 22 people at the dinner and our bowl was the only one empty at the end of the dinner.



After careful consideration by the Governing Board of IMBAS the following rule change as been adopted, effective immediately.

  1. MOINK Balls will be made with ALL BEEF meatballs, wrapped in PORK bacon. Seasonings, sauces and glazes are encouraged but not mandatory. In the past MOINK Balls were only made with pre-made, store bought meatballs. Due to the international appeal of MOINK Balls and the lack of availability, in some localities, of store bought pre-made meatballs, HOMEMADE meatballs will now be acceptable provided the meatballs are made with no other meat other than BEEF. The standard binding agents are approved. Keep in mind the beauty of MOINK Balls is simplicity. Don't get too fancy on the binders/fillers. (This rule change will forever be known as the NOSKOS Rule)
  2. MOINK Balls must be cooked out of doors using a wood or charcoal fire. Balls cooked indoors or using a fuel source other than wood or charcoal can not be considered for certification. It is important to note that pellets that are made of wood are acceptable as a fuel source for MOINK Balls.
  3. The use of the term MOINK Balls requires the proper capitalization. Failure to capitalize MOINK Ball will result in your application being denied.
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Date:Mon 17 Dec 2012 21:15:32 UTCViewed:24562 times
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WPBComment added on: Wed 19 Dec 2012 19:26:25 UTC
I actually did have a chance to cook these are my large. They are REALLY good. I cooked until bacon would be crisp.

The Jack Black in various incarnations makes these special. I thinned the BBQ sauce with a little water, but a little Jack Black too.

, I even sneaked a little into the dipping sauce.
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