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The greatest BBQ bacon meatball recipe

It’s about time you embrace your inner BBQ bacon meatball spirit. After all, you know this BBQ bacon meatball onion bomb dish might well be the highlight of your cooking week. Make them with your favorite beer, invite your friends over and watch them disappear fast.

This dish is easy to prepare, it tastes amazing and it isn’t hard to clean up afterwards. What could go wrong? Let’s get going!

Difficulty: 3/5
Prep time: 10 MINS
Cook time: 30 MINS
Serves: 4-6
Wood: Hickory





When ready to cook, start your smoker with the lid open until the fire is established (4 to 5 minutes). Set temperature to 225F and pre-heat, lid closed (10-15 minutes).

Begin by cutting off the tops and bottoms of the onions and ridding them of the tough exterior skin. Slice your onion in half and start to peel the layers of the onion apart; set the onion shells aside.

BBQ bacon meatball
Photo: Team Traeger


In a large bowl add ground beef, diced onion, parsley, mushroom, diced onion, ketchup, soy sauce, Worcestershire Sauce, brown sugar, Argentina spice rub, and bread crumbs. Mix by hand.

Take a small handful of the meatloaf mixture and place inside one of the onion layer pieces, then press another piece on top of the mixture, making an onion sealed meatball. Continue with the rest of your onion layers until your meatloaf mixture is gone. The number of onion bombs will depend on the size of the onions.


BBQ bacon meatball
Photo: Team Traeger


Wrap approximately three slices of bacon around each bomb. Secure the bacon with toothpicks so it does not unravel while it’s cooking. Place on grill grates.


BBQ bacon meatball
Photo: Team Traeger


Smoke for 1 hour.

Increase the temperature 350F and cook for another 20-30 minutes until your internal temperature is around 160-165F. About 10 minutes before the bombs are ready, brush with your favorite House of BBQ Experts sauce (we suggest Ketchot) and allow it to caramelize.


BBQ bacon meatball
Photo: Team Traeger


Photo: Team Traeger


Remove from grill and allow to rest for 5 minutes. Enjoy!

Source: TraegerGrills.com


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