Onion Bombs make a great camp meal. They are easy to make, require just a few ingredients and best of all, they taste fantastic! Here is how to make your own onion bombs on your next weekend camping trip. While I wasn’t actually on a camping trip when I made these, I tried to use methods of preparation that you would have at the campsite.
- 1lb Lean Hamburger Meat
- 1lb Italian Sausage
- 2 White Onions
- 2 Granny Smith Apples
- Bread Crumbs
- Garlic Salt
Combine 1lb. Hamburger meat, 1lb. Italian Sausage, Bread Crumbs, Choped apples, Salt, Pepper and Garlic Salt. Add Bread Crumbs until mixture has a meatloaf type consistency.
2. Prepare Onions
Prepare onions by first chopping off both ends. Clean and peel Onions. Carefully chop onion down the middle and separate the layers. (Make sure to be careful when separating the layers not to break any or split them in half.
3. Stuff Onions
Take each layer of the onion and make sure to match it up with the layer from the other half of the onion. Fill each side of the layer with the meat. Make sure not to overstuff the onions as well. (One sidenote, depending on the size of the onions you are using, try and keep the individual onion bombs fairly small to allow for a thorough cook.)
4. Wrap Onion Bombs in Aluminum Foil
Tightly wrap Onion Bombs in Aluminum Foil. Make sure not to puncture the foil while wrapping. Wrapping in foil will allow you to place the Onion Bombs directly on the coals without them being covered in dirt and ashes.
5. Place Onion Bombs on Heat Source
Place wrapped Onion Bombs directly onto coals. In this example, I burned down some mesquite wood in my fire pit, but any heat source will work. Camp Stoves, Charcoal, Dutch Oven, any of these would work to cook the Onion Bombs.
6. Cook for 20-30 Minutes
Depending on what heat source you use, your cooking time may be a little more or a little less. Cooking directly on the coals, it took 20-30 minutes for them to fully cook. Cook on one side for roughly 10-15 minutes, then flip (carefully) and cook on the other side for another 10-15 minutes. The goal is to have an almost caramelized onion and fully cooked meat. Inside the foil the onions will cause some steam. Be careful when opening hot packets to avoid getting burned by the steam.
Onions Bombs can be extremely versatile. You can pretty much add any type of ingredients you like and also cook them on basically any type of heat source that you have. Get creative with them!
Have you made some Onion Bombs before using different ingredients or techniques? Sound off in the comments below and let us know how you make your Onion Bombs.