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Mad Max 11-01-2008 01:08 AM

The Moink balls were a huge success! (pron)
 
As I mentioned previously, I committed to make some snacks for a community gather for Halloween. I always wanted to try and make moink balls, after sending a few pm's to trpfox1 (Larry), he advised me how to make these tasty appetizers. First I went BJ's and picked up a 5# bag of Italian meatballs and the bacon.
http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/f...ren/moink1.jpg

After thawing out the meatballs, I cut the bacon strips and started to wrap the meatballs, using round wood toothpicks to hold the bacon in place.
http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/f...ren/moink3.jpg

I need a second tray.
http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/f...ren/moink4.jpg

Meanwhile, I start the old ECB, with the chimney of Kingsford briquettes.
When the chimney was ready, I set it up and fill the water pan.
http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/f...ren/moink5.jpg

The balls were place on the grill and seasoned liberally with some homemade rub. The ECB went to 300 and then started to climb back down to about 235 degrees. She ran for about 2 hours and maybe 10 minutes, till the bacon looked done.
http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/f...ren/moink6.jpg

Larry mention, that he used a sweet glaze, so I had to try and come up with some sweet and a bit of sour. I used 2 cans of whole cranberry sauce, with some crushed pineapple drained, some dried cranberries, zest of one orange and the juice of one orange. 2 cups of water and 1 cup of white sugar dissolved, in the water and then simmered all the ingredients for about 1 hour.
http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/f...moinkglaze.jpg

After the sauce thickened and reduced, I strained it to get all the seed and fruit pulp and only have the glaze. Then seasoned with salt and adobo goya. The glaze was really good.
http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/f...oinkglaze2.jpg

Do to that fact, that there were kids and adults alike, with different taste opinions, I decided to serve the glaze on the side.
The moink balls went over BIG. It was served and lasted about 1 hour. Everybody loved them, especially, with the sweet glaze. This was my first try, but definitely will not be the last! Thanks Larry for all your help.

big brother smoke 11-01-2008 04:32 AM

Nice Moink Balls! That 6th pic looks like something we concocted in college to take the edge off!

Rightstuff 11-01-2008 06:28 AM

I always forget about these things. I've gotta try them.

WannaBeBBQueen 11-01-2008 06:28 AM

hey they look pretty good:biggrin: I'm gonna have to try them.

garyk1398 11-01-2008 06:38 AM

Thanks for sharing your balls with us! I'll have to them a try, especially with the sweet looking glaze!

Bacon 11-01-2008 07:57 AM

It does look great. I always make my own meatballs, but never made moink balls. And knowing that I would have to make the meatballs, freeze them, and then partially thaw and wrap in bacon, store bought seems more practical.

I'm curious to how they taste, alone, without the bacon. Good flavor?

nthole 11-01-2008 08:36 AM

Moink rocks. That looks awesome!

Smokin Mike 11-01-2008 08:46 AM

balls,

http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/l.../small-bnb.gif

thanks for posting madmax!

JimDandysNYDan 11-01-2008 08:51 AM

Damn those balls look good.....Uh, that didn't sound right...LOL

ipls3355 11-01-2008 09:02 AM

I'd hit that!!

Mad Max 11-01-2008 09:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bacon (Post 771358)
It does look great. I always make my own meatballs, but never made moink balls. And knowing that I would have to make the meatballs, freeze them, and then partially thaw and wrap in bacon, store bought seems more practical.

I'm curious to how they taste, alone, without the bacon. Good flavor?

I had people eating them without the glaze and enjoying them just as much.
Personally, I liked it better without it, more of a salt than sweet preference.

Mad Max 11-01-2008 09:33 AM

Thanks folks, it gives me a good feeling that my balls are appreciated!:wink:

BruceB 11-01-2008 09:34 AM

There was a guy named Schwetty who made balls like that. His Schwetty balls were great.http://bestsmileys.com/lol/4.gif

Trucky1008 11-01-2008 09:58 AM

I think I'm gonna make these tonight for the Husker game. I wonder if the wife likes balls wrapped in bacon? :icon_blush:

jestridge 11-01-2008 10:15 AM

very nice balls


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