Campfire Onion Bombs

Campfire Onion Bombs

We camp a lot, and I mean a lot. Having good food around the campfire is a necessity in our minds. We tried Campfire Onion Bombs and they were a huge hit.

I made the Onion Bombs at home, wrapped in heavy duty aluminum foil, stuffed the packets in ziplock bags and keep them in the refrigerator overnight. We put the ziplock filled bags in the cooler and off to the lake we went.

After a fun filled day, we started the fire. Once we got some coals, we placed the foiled wrapped Onion Bombs directly on the hot coals for about 45 min.

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Campfire Onion Bombs
  • 2 large onions
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 6 cloves garlic , minced
  • 2 Tablespoons basil
  • 2 Tablespoons oregano
  • 2 Tablespoons parsly
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 egg , beaten
  • 1 cup fresh bread crumbs
  • 1 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup milk
  • Tomato sauce (optional, they really do not need the sauce)
  1. Peel onions & cut in half. Separate the onions into matching pieces.
  2. In a bowl, mix together all the remaining ingredients except for the tomato sauce. It is easiest to use your hands. Do not over mix or the result will be very dense!
  3. Fill two sides of an onion, then press together. Repeat.
  4. Wrap 5 or 6 bombs per foil packet. (I use heavy duty aluminum foil and wrap at least 2 times)
  5. To cook, place them in a large amount of very hot coals for 20-30 minutes, flip over and cook for another 20-30 minutes. Total cooking time will depend on the size of your bombs and the hotness of your coals. Check on them to be sure they are cooked all the way through.
  6. You could also roast these in a 350º oven if you aren’t camping!
  7. To serve, remove the foil and top with tomato sauce if desired.

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Preparing Campfire Onion Bombs

The onions are varied in size. I tried to use a big half and a small half. That seemed to make all the meatballs closer to the same size.

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Campfire Onion Bombs

Enjoy, Jerry & Roni !!!


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