Deflated BACON Balls Recipe (#DeflateGate)

Deflated Bacon Balls Recipe
Written by The Protein Chef

If times are tough and your food grip just isn’t strong enough then you’re going to love this high protein Deflated Bacon Balls recipe!

Here is the recipe:

  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Minced Garlic (or 2 Cloves)
  • 2 Tablespoons (36g) Barbecue Sauce
  • 1 Pound (16 Ounces) 93/7 Lean Ground Beef (or Turkey)
  • 1/2 Cup (40g) Rolled Oats
  • 2/3 Cup (60g) Whole Wheat Bread Crumbs
  • 1/2 Cup (56g) Reduced Fat Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • 7 Tablespoons (35g) Real Bacon Bits

Calories in the WHOLE recipe:

  • Calories: 1459
  • Fat: 59g
  • Saturated Fat: 22g
  • Sodium: 2750mg
  • Carbs: 84g
  • Fiber: 8g
  • Sugar: 20g
  • Protein: 148g

Calories in each ball (if you make 10):

  • Calories: 145
  • Fat: 5.9g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.2g
  • Sodium: 275mg
  • Carbs: 8.4g
  • Fiber: .8g
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Protein: 14.8g

Combine all of your ingredients into a bowl. Mix everything together. Take out a baking sheet, coat it with some non-stick cooking spray, and then shape your mix into football shapes. Deflate them by pushing your thumb down into the middle of each one. Bake on 375°F/190°C for 20:00-25:00. Deflategasm!


  • Add some Sriracha into your mix to give these footballs a kick!
  • Add white lines to your footballs by putting fat free sour cream into a cake decorator!
  • The smaller your balls are, the quicker they’ll cook!

About the author

The Protein Chef

Derek Howes is a personal trainer and chef with over a decade of experience in the gym and kitchen. Derek, who is also known as The Protein Chef on his blog and YouTube channel shows his viewers every week that food doesn’t need to be boring or repetitive, it’s all about balance, moderation, and having the knowledge to change things up. His recipes which have been featured in the news, magazines, and on TV are cheap, quick, AND delicious! His motto in life is “everything in moderation” and is without question the most important habit he follows.


  • Woo!! Go Pats!! Awesome recipe and awesome video!!! As a Pats fan, I groaned when I saw the title for this recipe! I didn’t want my favorite youtube chef to be one of the haters! Thankfully, I watched the video, and I was clapping at the end! GO PATS! Love the “throwing out the club” reference LOL.

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