– 1¼ lb ground chuck – 1 egg – 1 teaspoon salt – ¼ teaspoon nutmeg – 2 tablespoons ketchup – 12 slices regular-cut bacon

Place the ground beef, egg, ketchup, salt, and nutmeg in a large bowl.  Mix very gently with your hands, just until combined. Form the mixture into 24 one-inch balls.

Cut the bacon slices in half. Place a meatball on a half-slice of bacon, and roll the bacon around the meatball. Secure with a toothpick.  Repeat with the remaining bacon and meatballs.

Preheat the oven to 350°F.  Place the meatballs on a sheet pan (I like to use a wire rack on top of a sheet pan). 

Bake for one hour, or until the bacon is crisp. Serve with ketchup or bbq sauce for dunking.