Meatball Bombs

Tried this recipe for dinner last night. We didn’t have any toothpicks, so I made do with some wooden skewers. I also ran out of bacon, so I stretched two pieces per bomb rather than three. All the seasonings I winged because I was far too lazy to actually look up proper meatloaf seasonings. Basically your favorite meatloaf recipe will work. I did butter crisp oven potatoes with it. The original recipe called for BBQ sauce baked on top, but I totally forgot and I don’t think it needed it.

 

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Meatloaf Bombs

Ingredients:
1 lb ground beef
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
1 egg
Salt
Pepper
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
Garlic or onion powder
3 onions
1 package bacon
Toothpicks (necessary)
Directions:
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a 9×13″ pan with foil.
Combine ground beef, bread crumbs, cheese and egg together. Season. I just winged the seasoning, it’s not exact, just don’t be super shy. Ground beef needs a decent amount of seasoning to give flavor.
Cut tops and bottoms off of the onions. Cut in half from top to bottom. Peel the individual layers off for the until you reach the small inner layers. Put small handfuls in each half onion, place the matching piece on top to close. Wrap with 2-3 pieces of bacon and use toothpicks to hold in place.
Place in prepared pan. Bake for 40 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees. Once cooked, I thought about crisping up the bottoms in a hot pan on the stove, but I didn’t

Optional, spread bbq sauce over top and bake for an additional 5 minutes.

I’ve seen versions of these that had cubes of cheese inside the meatloaf. I’ll have to try that next.

 

Pork Rub

This is delicious with roasted veggies and cold applesauce. Mom adds a little more pepper than this recipe says.


Ingredients:
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon allspice
2 pounds pork tenderloin
olive oil

Directions:
Mix spices and sugar.  Rinse roasts.  Pat dry.  Spray or oil roasts and rub seasoning mixture into it.  Roast as
normal.