ground beef onion bombs

These Ground Beef Onion Bombs Will Make an Onion Lover Out of Anyone!

Was anyone else a total onion hater until adulthood? I remember my high school sweetheart being appalled when I decided that maybe onions weren’t so bad after all. It was one of the bonds that we had. We hated onions, and there was nothing that was going to convince us otherwise. Know what though? Roasted onions? Those are bloody amazing. They’re sooooo good. I started there. Then I tried a Mediterranean Vegetarian sandwich from Panera, and I liked the raw red onion. Suddenly onion was a thing in my life, and it was amazing! Onions are fantastic. It took until I was 23 or 24 to realize though. My new found onion love was definitely not the breaking point for us, but not being able to cook what I liked didn’t help the relationship.

These ground beef onion bombs are amazing. They’re something that have been on my radar for at least 2 years. My SO is a total onion lover. We both had the same opinion of onions until well into adulthood. He’s 5 years older than I am so his onion love came even later than mine did. Honestly, I think we discovered our onion love the same year. So he was like 28 or 29. Now we both love onions, and we can eat and enjoy beautiful dishes like these ground beef onion bombs.

Thanks to the folks at Auntie Acid for this fantastic recipe!


  • 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. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. 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.
  3. Using your hands, mix the ground beef with chopped up onion, mushroom, parsley and spices & breadcrumbs together in a large bowl.
  4. Mould the meat into balls around the size of the onion shells. Then place the onion halves round the balls to form a bomb.
  5. 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.
  6. After an hour, cover them with BBQ sauce and let them caramelise.

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