Cheeseburger Stuffed Meatballs


This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy.

Cheeseburger stuffed meatballs are the ultimate tailgating snack! Juicy beef meatballs are stuffed with cheese and baked crisp on the outside and gooey on the inside. Serve them with lettuce, tomato, and pickles and of course a great selection of dips for rave reviews! 

This post is sponsored by Mirum, but all opinions are my own.

Cheeseburger anything is a family favorite around here. From Cheeseburger Macaroni to bacon cheeseburger soup, we always find a way to enjoy the classic cheesy, beefy, savory goodness of burgers!

Close up of cheeseburger stuffed meatballs topped with pickles, lettuce, and tomatoes on a cutting board.

Tailgating season is always busy, and full of delicious food.

Time Saving Tip: Walmart.com has NextDay Delivery meaning just hop online, order your groceries and they show up on your doorstep the very next day! It’s a huge time saver! Don’t forget the Hellmann’s Real Mayonnaise for this stuffed cheeseburger recipe. Talk about easy!

Two images - a box from walmart.com on the doorstep, and the box opened filled with Hellmans products.

Tailgating Favorite

Homemade meatballs are a go-to for appetizers and these juicy cheese stuffed meatballs are a favorite for everyone! With all the flavor of your favorite hamburger in a bite sized snack, take them to the next level with the perfect dipping sauces like Hellmann’s Spicy Dipping Sauce or Burger Sauce.

The real secret to keeping the cheese inside the meatballs is, of course, to make sure the cheese is sealed inside. The smoother the meat mixture, the better it seals the cheese for ultimate gooey goodness.

Tips for Juicy Stuffed Meatballs

  • Adding Hellmann’s Real Mayonnaise to the meat mixture adds flavor and moisture while making the meat mixture smooth (keeping all of the cheese inside)
  • Grate the onions to get lots of flavor while still keeping the mixture smooth
  • Don’t overmix the meat mixture, gently combine so you don’t get tough meatballs
  • Bake on a rack (or grill) to allow fat to drip away

To images showing the ingredients for cheeseburger stuffed meatballs in a bowl, and how to stuff the meatballs.

To Make Ahead

The convenience of ordering groceries with NextDay Delivery at Walmart.com means I can get everything done well ahead of time including prepping the meatballs for tailgating!

To make meatballs ahead of time:

  • Combine meatball mixture per recipe
  • Fill with cheese and roll into balls
  • Refrigerate up to 24 hours or freeze up to 3 months.

To cook from frozen, simply place the meatballs in the refrigerator overnight to defrost. Once defrosted, and bake as directed.

Ingredients for a dill dip for cheeseburger stuffed meatballs.

Tailgating Tips

  • Bake as directed and keep warm in a slow cooker on low for serving
  • Meatballs can be cooked on a grill over medium low heat until they reach 165°F.
  • Serve these meatballs with Hellmann’s Spicy Dipping Sauce and Hellmann’s Burger Sauce
  • Add fun toppings with skewers or put out a topping bar allowing guests to choose their own toppings.

Cheeseburger stuffed meatballs on a skewer with pickles, lettuce and tomatoes.

To Make Dip

No good appetizer is complete without the perfect dips!

For convenient serving, be sure to add Hellmann’s Burger Sauce and Hellmann’s Spicy Dipping Sauce to your Walmart Next Day delivery order. If you’d like to create your own dip, you need just a couple of ingredients

  • Mix 2 parts Hellmann’s Real Mayonnaise with 1 part sour cream.
  • Add your favorite seasonings, spices and add ins for a great dip
    • Ideas: spices, sriracha, cheeses, onions, hot sauce, bacon bits, pickles etc.

More Tailgating Goodness

4.5 from 2 votes
Review Recipe

Cheeseburger Stuffed Meatballs

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 24 meatballs
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
These cheeseburger stuffed meatballs are an easy and delicious appetizer! Meatballs are stuffed with cheese and topped with our favorite toppings!

Ingredients

Meatballs
  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 2/3 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons grated onion *see note
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Hellmann's ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons Hellmann's Real Mayonnaise
  • 1 egg
  • 6 cheddar cheese sticks cut into 4 pieces each
Other

avatarFollow Spend with Pennies on Pinterest

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Combine all meatball ingredients except cheese. Divide into 24 even pieces.
  3. Wrap each meatball around a piece of cheese. Roll into a ball ensuring all of the cheese is completely covered mixture. Place on a parchment lined pan and bake 25 minutes.

  4. Allow to rest 5 minutes before serving.
  5. Serve with sliced pickles, lettuce and tomatoes and dipping sauces.

Recipe Notes

Grating the onion with a cheese grater adds flavor while keeping the meatballs smooth so the cheese doesn't leak out.
Dill Pickle Dip:
Combine 1/4 cup Hellmann's Real Mayonnaise, 2 tablespoons sour cream, 1 tablespoon chopped pickles, 1/4 teaspoon each dill and garlic powder. Add pickle juice to reach desired consistency.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 130, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 37mg, Sodium: 146mg, Potassium: 124mg, Carbohydrates: 3g, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Protein: 9g, Vitamin A: 20%, Vitamin C: 1%, Calcium: 18%, Iron: 1%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword stuffed mebatballs

More Recipes You'll Love

About the author

Holly

pinterest facebook twitter instagram

Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

More Posts by Holly

Latest & Greatest Dishes

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Comments