Wrapping Big Balls Of Beef With Onion Isn’t Even The Most American Thing About This Recipe

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We’ve covered a number of DIYs on making the ultimate backyard entertainment space. This is an amazing food dish to help kick off Independence Day or any other celebratory occasion. Team Traeger had demonstrated a recipe that will definitely turn the heads of most blue blooded Americans. Introducing, the barbecue meatball bomb!


  • 2 yellow onions
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1/4 cup onions, diced
  • 1/4 cup parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. spicy ketchup
  • 1 tsp. soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1 pack of bacon
  • 1 bottle of BBQ sauce

Here are the simple steps to creating this culinary delight.

Introducing Meatball Bombs. First, you have to preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Need to be sure the bombs are good and cooked.

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Next, you are going skin those lucky onions. Chop off the two ends, and cut in half. Save the largest parts for stuffing. Dice the rest.

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Setting the onion layers aside, mix the ground beef, diced onion, parsley, mushroom, brown sugar, condiments, and bread crumbs in a large mixing bowl. Be sure to massage it like ya mean it.

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Take that properly mixed morsel and divide it up into the onion shells.

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The next part makes the bomb. Wrap the onion package in bacon. Depending on the size of the strips and onion, it should take about 3 slices per bomb. You can hold the bacon in place with a toothpick.

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Bake in a dish at 425 °F for 40 minutes to ensure the flavors have mixed, and the meat is properly cooked. Slather the balls in BBQ sauce and bake for an additional 5 minutes.

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Set off your celebration with this sweet and savory dish. Be sure to clean the drool off your keyboard.

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