BBQ Meatball Onion Bombs
Source of Recipe
This delicious meatloaf ball is filled with onion and parsley, while being encased in an onion shell and wrapped in bacon then finished with your favorite BBQ sauce. Talk about ridiculously good.
List of Ingredients
1 pound ground beef
2 yellow onions
1 package bacon
1/4 cup each chopped parsley
1/4 cup diced onion
1 Tablespoon spicy ketchup
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 Tablespoon brown sugar
1 Tablespoon beef rub of your choice
1/4 cup Panko bread crumbs
Start off by cutting the tops and bottoms off of your onions and ridding them of the tough exterior skin. Slice your onion in half and start to peel the layers of onion apart. You want to keep the biggest layers of onion you can to stuff.
Set your onion shells aside and let's mix our meatloaf. Mix ground beef, diced onion, parsley, as well as your spices, condiments and bread crumbs into a bowl and mix by hand.
Now you can heat your grill to 225° and get ready to stuff these onion bombs. Take a small handful of your meatloaf mixture and place it inside one of your onion layer pieces, then press another layer piece on top of the mixture, making an onion sealed meatball. Continue with the rest of your onion layers until your meatloaf mixture is gone. The number of onion bombs will depend on the size of the onions you buy.
Now, let's wrap this thing in bacon. I wrapped 3 slices of bacon around each bomb, you may need more bacon depending on size. Secure the bacon with tooth picks so it doesn't unravel while it's cooking.
Place these bombs on your grill for an hour to smoke, once the hour is up, kick up the heat to 350° for another 20-30 minutes until your internal temperature is around 160-165°, you'll have some carry over heat even when you pull the bombs off the grill. The last 10 minutes or so of cooking, put your favorite BBQ sauce all over the onion bomb and let it caramelize.