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Friday, April 2, 2010

MOINKS & Grilled Asparagus

Most of you may not know what a MOINK is. It is a treat that was created by BBQ Grail, a frequent and skilled poster on the BBQ Brethren online forum. Basically, a MOINK is is an all-beef meatball (the "MOO") which is then wrapped in bacon (the "OINK"). Put them together, you have MOINK.

These were done on a Weber grill, but I usually do them in the smoker. Either way, tasty stuff! Here are my ingredients: pre-made beef meatballs, fresh bacon, some Hog Waller rub, and a BBQ sauce I created from tomato sauce, honey, Worcestershire sauce, Sriracha, and a few other tasty goodies.

Each MOINK was made up using a half-piece of bacon, pinned around the meatball with a toothpick.

The MOINKs were put on the grill with indirect heat from an offset fore in the Weber kettle.

Once they were flipped, I added the fresh asparagus coated with olive oil, salt and cracked pepper.

Finished MOINKs!

Plated MOINKs, along with grilled asparagus and Bernaise sauce.

Different? Yes. Tasty? You bet!


Chris said...

Love the sriracha BBQ sauce idea. With the asparagus you turned this appetizer into a meal, great job.

Willoughby said...

I just stumbled onto your blog. It looks like you've got some great recipes!

Love the moinks, they look delicious!