These delicious Smoked Pork Meatballs make a great appetizer or snack! I recently cooked these up on my Pit Boss K22 Ceramic Grill. I like them just a bit spicy, so I used a bit of hot sauce in the recipe and a spicy BBQ sauce to glaze them. However, feel free to adjust them as you like. In this recipe I also call for “BBQ Seasoning” and “BBQ Sauce.” Feel free to use your favorite types. You can also use my recipe for Sweet Memphis BBQ Rub.
Smoke adds that “little bit extra”
This recipe works well in the oven. However, when you add a component of smoke, it just adds that extra flavor that makes these so great. They cook fast, so you don’t have to “man the smoker” all day to get really great flavor. I used a small chunk of pecan wood and a small chunk of apple wood to get the smoke flavor I wanted in these.
Ceramic cookers and deflection plates
I’ve used ceramic cookers for years. As I said, for this recipe I used the Pit Boss K-22. (My Pit Boss pellet grill would have worked just fine as well- but I had it full!) Remember, you’re not cold smoking these over hours and hours. You just want that hint of smoke flavor. For these, I used the deflection plate in the grill. In a ceramic cooker, you have the option to cook directly over the coals (great for grilling a steak) or insert a deflection plate. This plate is a thick ceramic plate that shields the items on your grate from directly being over the coals. If you are cooking something like ribs, brisket or baking a cake, you definitely want to use your deflection plate.
Anyway, hope you enjoy!