Yep, there are two things that you can be certain of August in South Florida; hurricanes on the horizon and 94° with a heat index of 107°. Fear not! This gastronomical grenade is simple to create in the air conditioned comfort of your galley and is a treat for any dockside or poolside party.
INGREDIENTS:5 medium white onions
1 ½ lb. lean ground beef
1/3 c. onions, diced
1/3 c. parsley, chopped
1 ½ tbsp. brown sugar
1 tbsp. green jalapeno sauce
1 ½ tsp. soy sauce
1 ½ tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/3 cup Panko bread crumbs
1 pack of bacon (the wider the better)
1 bottle of BBQ sauce
To start making these tasty BBQ meatball onion bombs, preheat your oven to 425°F. Cut off the tops and bottoms of the onions and remove the exterior skin. Cut the onion in half. Staring at the middle, carefully peel onion from the inside-out leaving the last two outside layers for a shell. Set the onion layers aside.
Mix the ground beef, diced onion, and parsley, brown sugar, condiments, and bread crumbs in a large mixing bowl by hand. Place a handful of the meatloaf mixture inside two of the onion shells; joining together to make an onion-meatball. Wrap the onion meatballs in bacon, using three slices per ball. Secure the bacon with toothpicks to keep it from unraveling during cooking.