Have you ever grilled or baked a batch of meatloaf stuffed onions? They are so easy and come out really flavorful in your own little onion bowl.

So we travel a lot, occasionally camp, and love to barbecue especially during the summertime! Anything I can do to make individual servings I will do. It is just fun for the kids and everyone gets their own little meal all wrapped up in tinfoil. These meatloaf stuffed onions are great if you’re looking for more easy camping recipes, and perfect for the grill or even in the oven too!

I started using onions as little “bowls” when I made these amazing mozzarella stuffed bacon wrapped onions and they were just so heavenly I thought I should use onions more often this way! It is easy to create a bowl out of a large onion and they give off so much flavor into the dish that we love them. They are so inexpensive too which is great…you’ve just got to try these.

We have made these in the oven wrapped the same way and they come out about the same. Just adjust the timing according to how well done you like your meatloaf, but the recipe itself is super simple to make and full of flavor too.


2 pounds ground beef
1 cup bread crumbs
1 egg, beaten
1 cup milk
1/2 cup BBQ Sauce
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
3-4 Yellow Onions (med-large)
1 Package of Bacon
More BBQ Sauce


In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, crumbs, egg, milk, ½ cup BBQ, onion, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Mix together with your hands until thoroughly combined.

Cut top and bottom off onion, cut in half and peel off skin. Then separate the onion into “layers”. Use the larger outside layers.

Stuff your Meatloaf mix between two Onion Layers (essentially making an onion seal around a large meatball.)

Wrap each “bomb” with 3 slices bacon and secure with toothpicks.
Bake in a dish with sides (to catch grease) at 425 for aprox. 40 minutes or until internal temp 165.
Add BBQ sauce all over and bake an additional 5 minutes!