bacon onion meatball

Traeger onion bombs

BBQ Onion Bombs

PREP TIME: 10 minutes
COOK TIME: 60 minutes smoking at 225, 20-30 minutes at 350
RECOMMENDED PELLETS: Hickory
SERVES: 4

INGREDIENTS

1 lb ground beef
2 yellow onions
1 pack bacon
1/4 c each chopped parsley, chopped mushrooms and diced onion, used no mushrooms and 1 tsp dried onions
1 tbsp spice ketchup, 1 TBS Kah’s BBQ sauce
1 tsp each soy and worcestershire sauce, about a TBS of each
1 tbsp each brown sugar and Traeger Prime rub, used 1 Tbs Savor Fine Swine and Bovine
1/4 c Panko bread crumbs

PREPARATION

As always let's start by getting the grill and our food all ready. Start your grill as normal by placing the setting to "Smoke" and leaving your grill door open. Do this for 3-5 minutes to warm up your Traeger.

 

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, however, make sure you're not keeping the tough exterior onion layers, that won't taste (or cut) very well.

 

Set your onion shells aside and let's mix our meatloaf. Mix 1 lb of ground beef, diced onion, parsley, mushroom, as well as your spices, condiments and bread crumbs into a bowl and mix by hand.

 

Now that our meatloaf mixture is ready, you can heat your Traeger 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. Why? Because...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 Traeger at 225 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, 
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