Sunday, April 24, 2016


There are just not enough good things to say about these barbecue onion meatball bombs.  Why are they called "bombs" you ask?  They are called that because each one is a giant, loaded, glob of deliciousness that will explode with flavor when you eat it!

These can be served alone as a meat entree or you could serve them with a side of pasta dressed with olive oil and your favorite seasonings, or you could even slice them and put them in a bun.  You decide how you want to eat them, but eat them you must!  These meatballs stuff beautifully seasoned and flavorful meat inside an onion and wrap it all up in bacon slathered with barbecue sauce.  What is not to love?  Olivia made these beautiful and tasty meatballs.  She was pleased to say the least.  I think even kids would enjoy "unpacking" the layers of these beauties.

MEATBALL BOMBS ready to go into a hot oven 

MEATBALL BOMB right out of the oven

MEATBALL BOMB sliced into...super moist and delicious!

BBQ Onion Meatball Bombs
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup bread crumbs 
  • ½ cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 3 yellow onions 
  • salt to taste
  • pepper
  • dash worchestshire sauce
  • garlic powder
  • 1 package bacon
  • ½ c. Favorite BBQ sauce
  1. Mix meat, egg, crumbs, cheese, worchetshire sauce, garlic powder, pepper, and salt.
  2. Cut top and bottom off onion, cut in half and peel off skin. Then separate the onion into layers. Use the larger outside layers.
  3. Take a small handful of your meatloaf mix and put it inside one onion layer.
  4. Gently press another layer on top of the mixture. You are making an onion seal around your large meatball.
  5. Continue with the rest. I made 4 but amounts can vary based on onion sizes.
  6. Wrap each "bomb" with 3 slices bacon and secure with toothpicks.
  7. Bake in a dish with sides (to catch grease) at 425 for approx 40 minutes or until internal temp 165.
  8. Add BBQ sauce all over and bake an additional 5 minutes!

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