Discussion in 'Side Items' started by misterdk, Aug 18, 2013.

  1. misterdk

    misterdk Fire Starter

    Just saw this recipe posted on facebook and thought it could be improved a little by smoking.




    AHA!!!!! Summer time is here and that means camping and bonfires!!! Love compact meals!!! Don't forget to share this with your friends so you can find it easily!!!!


    large onions
    ground meat (I prefer turkey!!)
    seasonings to taste (mine were like meatloaf tasting!!)
    tin foil

    1. peel your onions and cut them in half as equally as possible.
    2. Prepare your meatballs how you want them-- I used italian seasoning, oregano, chili powder, minced garlic, ketchup, worcestershire sauce and some bread crumbs
    3. Size your meatballs so that they can be squished between two pieces of onions. Some meat will push out the ends and that is okay!!! Just make them as compact as possible!!
    4. wrap each onion bomb in tinfoil-- might want to double them since they'll be tossed in the fire! Make sure not to poke holes in the foil!!
    5. toss in the fire and try to get them in the coals.
    6. cook for about 10 minutes, flip em around and cook another 10 minutes or so!!!

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  2. so ms smoker

    so ms smoker Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

      Interesting.. Maybe try smoking without the foil. Can't hurt to try!

  3. boykjo

    boykjo SAUSAGE MAKER Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Cool..................... I would wrap some bacon around them too
  4. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    A man after my heart..... everything is better with bacon!
  5. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yeah, Bacon...
  6. misterdk

    misterdk Fire Starter

    I like the bacon idea. Might have to pin it together with some tooth-picks or maybe a little string.
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2013
  7. My sister brought these out camping and they were great! Wrapped in bacon and smoked would be a terrific twist. 
  8. You need to hit 165IT for ground meats, correct?
  9. Great idea but I need that meat pretty well done for my liking.
  10. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sounds good.
  11. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yes, and I think the Bacon would get burnt if it was in foil right in the coals for long enough to cook the ground meat to 165*.

    I would leave these the way MisterDK did them, or put them on the grill & smoke them, with or without Bacon.

    Great Post, MisterDK !!!

  12. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I saw this post again and remembered that there is a recipe for BBQ Onions in the Marlboro cookbook " Morning Fires and Evening Lights" (or something like that) .

    A similar way of doing your recipe... a great choice for a Smoke Job...[​IMG]

    Thanks for the memory , and as always . . .
  13. bigblock

    bigblock Newbie

    sounds real tastey def gonna try these next time around the fire pit thx for sharing
  14. bigblock

    bigblock Newbie

    i agree wrapped in bacon a put to the smoke mmmmm
  15. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Big Block, months ago I spent a couple a days looking for this thread, I was looking for stuffed onions..... Who knew to look for D'bomb!

    Thanks again.
  16. bilgeslime

    bilgeslime Fire Starter

    I'm interested trying wrapped in bacon and smoked. Anyone have an idea of time to smoke?
  17. luce

    luce Newbie

    Made these in the smoker for Superbowl.  They took 2.5hrs at 225deg and I used Pecan wood chips.  They were fantastic.


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