Moink Moink Moink

The other day I mentioned that I was trolling food blogs looking for inspiration…and in my usual hangout I came upon the Moink…basically bite-sized meatloaves wrapped in bacon. What’s not to love?

I mixed together a pound of ground beef, added a cup of seasoned bread crumbs, 2 eggs, three chopped cloves of garlic, some salt, some pepper and a tablespoon of berbere spice

got myself half a pound of bacon (as you can see I cut the pound in half for short strips and I froze the other half)

I made little meatball sized, er, meatballs and wrapped each lovingly with a half strip of bacon and secured with a toothpick

than on to the new grill for some indirect charcoal cooking

after a half hour or so the bacon had crisped up nicely

and we had a most delightful appetizer, served with my variation on the Number 5 sauce for dipping.

10 Responses to “Moink Moink Moink”

  1. A Deer says:

    You have captured my interest, sir. This is the perfect type of heart attack on a toothpick that would be ideal for watching Mad Men.

  2. Cripes Suzette says:

    Oh look. It sounds so good that you have even inspired the deer to become carnivorous.

  3. JeffS says:

    Looks like Claude starved during the production of this tasty meal!

  4. Dave J. says:

    Jealousy doesn’t even begin to describe it. Damn you to hell, sir.

  5. Mr. Bingley says:

    Oh just you wait Dave; the next batch I think I’ll stuff the little beauties with, oh, I don’t know, something like blue cheese…

  6. Cullen says:

    Great job bing. Looks like I’m gonna have to give that a go next time I fire up the grill.

    I volunteered at a CBJ class on Saturday and have been reaping the benefits of leftover BBQ.

  7. WunderKraut says:

    You are my hero!

  8. nightfly says:

    This qualifies as a corporal act of mercy, Bings. Bless your bacon-wrapped heart.

  9. BillN says:

    What pray tell is bere bere spice?

  10. Mr. Bingley says:

    Bill, it’s an ethiopian spice blend that most online spice sellers have. It’s got heat but also warmth, if you know what I mean.

    I like it a lot.

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