He Starts By Putting Ground Meat Into Onions. The End Result? Delicious


This recipe is going to make you a very popular chef!

We will be showing you how to make “BBQ Onion Bombs”, which are basically meaty oniony balls wrapped in bacon and glazed with BBQ sauce. If your mouth isn’t watering yet, it will be!

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 60 minutes smoking at 225, 20-30 minutes at 350
Serving size: 4 adults


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 yellow onions
  • 1 pack bacon
  • 1/4 c each chopped parsley, chopped mushrooms and diced onion
  • 1 tbsp spice ketchup
  • 1 tsp each soy and worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp each brown sugar and Traeger Prime rub
  • 1/4 c Panko bread crumbs

1. Prepare the shell

First you need to cut the top and bottom off the onion before chopping it in half. Peel off the outer papery layers and put to one side some of the chunky halves.


2. Make the Ground Beef

Using your hands, mix the ground beef with chopped up onion, mushroom, parsley and spices & breadcrumbs together in a large bowl.

3. Now for the fun bit.

Mould the meat into balls around the size of the onion shells. Then place the onion halves round the balls to form a bomb.

4. The fiddly bit

Wrap 2 or three slices of bacon round the onion balls. If necessary use a tooth pick or two to hold it all in place. Next place the balls on a baking tray and pop into the oven.

5. Glaze

After an hour, cover them with BBQ sauce and let them caramelize.

The final result is totally delicious.