Onion Bombs

3 minutes
April 8, 2021
Carole Jones
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.
Onion Bombs for the campfire
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.
Onion Bombs for the campfire

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.

Onion Bombs for the campfire

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!

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Onion Bombs

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  • 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.

  • Author: Carole


  • Serving Size: 1/6th
  • Calories: 389
  • Sugar: 7g
  • Sodium: 1755mg
  • Fat: 17g
  • Saturated Fat: 7g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 21g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 37g
  • Cholesterol: 132mg

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)

Carole Jones

Carole Jones is an Arizona-based cookbook author & food blogger. She's authored The 30 Minute Cooking From Frozen Cookbook and the self-published Take 5: Chicken e-cookbook. For the past 15 years, Carole has shared her culinary adventures cooking and baking for her six brutally honest children here on My Kitchen Escapades. Hot, crusty bread is Carole's love language, but her two adorable grandchildren are a close second. Yes, second. Don't judge.


7 years ago

My younger sis Samantha made this wonderful yummodelicious!! Recipe one Sunday family gathering day!! And I can’t have cheese which unfortunately doesn’t sit well with my family and there recipes!! Everything they make from scratch or boxed consist of the ingredient CHEESE!! AND I try so hard not to eat what they make but sometimes can’t resist!! She left out the cheese in this recipe just for me!! And out of like the I say 4 things they made for our potluck dinner we had this is the only thing I ate!! And I ate two great big onionbombs!! And was very yummolicious!! Love it and goi g to give my bff a choice between this recipe and another one!! Hope she chooses this one!!

7 years ago

Hey there Cynthia! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe. It is our absolute favorite recipe for when we are camping and I am anxious for camping season to get here so I can enjoy them again!

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