Onion Bombs

Good news! Carole is back with us again to share some of her terrific camping recipes. We can’t wait to try the S’moreos!
I’m glad that after my first guest post on MFP, they let me come back.  I tend to have a “once was more than enough” effect on people.  Just ask my kids.  They have had enough of me and my craziness for many years.
One of the reasons my kids are convinced I am looney is because I adore camping.  Years ago, our family started off in a tent but over the past 18 years, have worked our way up to a nice pop-up camper with the all important A/C option.

For anyone who has braved camping, you understand how much work is required to get it all ready.  There are 8 of us and I work for days on end before we leave, especially on the food.  I don’t want to spend my limited camping time prepping and cooking our meals so I do as much prep work as I possibly can at home.

For these Onion Bombs, I made all the bombs at home, double wrapped them in foil and kept them cold until we cooked them on the third night of our camping trip.  My only mistake was not making enough because everyone loved them.  (Which was hard for my children to admit after so much whining and complaining about an “eeeewwwww onion”)  Next time, I will double this recipe but even that may not be enough for all of us.  Big hit!

If you aren’t the camping type, just toss these in a hot 350 degree oven at home instead!

Onion Bombs

recipe by Carole Jones of

(makes 5-6 bombs)

2 large onions

1 pound ground beef

1 pound sausage

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp onion powder

1 Tb worcestershire sauce

1 egg, beaten

1/2 C fresh bread crumbs

1/2 C freshly grated parmesan cheese

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper

tomato sauce or ketchup (optional)

1.  Cut the both end off the onions, set them on one cut end, then cut in half.  Peel the onion and separate 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 but do not over mix or the result will be very dense!  Fill both matching sides of the onion then press them together, wrap them twice in foil and set aside.

3.  To cook, place them in a large amount of very hot coals for15 minutes, flip over and cook for another 15 minutes.  Total cooking time will depend on the size of your bombs and the hotness of your coals so check on them to be sure they are cooked all the way through.  You could also roast these in a 350 degree oven if you aren’t camping!

4.  To serve, remove the foil and top with tomato sauce or ketchup if desired.

Here are a few of our other favorite camping recipes!  Just click on the picture to be taken to the recipe.

Candy Stuffed Roasted Marshmallows
Walking Tacos (aka Tacos in a Bag)
Thanks Carole for sharing some more of your great ideas with us. With great recipes like yours of course we will always want you back!



  1. This is really interesting! I am definitely going to give these a try because they sound delicious.

  2. So if you are making this at home would I still wrap them each in tin foil? and if so would they have to be individually wrapped?

    • Hi Casey,
      Yes we do recommend individual wrapping them just like you would if your were camping. This holds in all those tasty juices for each individual bomb. Enjoy!

  3. desiray says:

    how long do i cook them for and at what temperature for home oven cooking?


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