This recipe was not an excuse for me to type the word “balls” repeatedly. I promise.

What you need

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 0.5 tsp black pepper
  • 0.5 tsp chili powder
  • 0.25 cups seasoned breadcrumbs
  • As much crushed garlic as your little heart desires
  • 1 tsbp Worcestershire sauce
  • 0.5 tsp salt
  • 0.5 tsp FLAVA ENHANCA aka MSG
  • ~3 big-ass yellow or white onions
  • Bacon
  • A bottle of BBQ sauce. I use Sweet Baby Rays.
  • 1 egg
  • Toothpicks
  • Parchment paper
  • A baking pan

Do this

  • Preheat the oven to 450°F or 232°C
  • Dice half of one of the onions Mix the diced onions, beef, egg other seasonings in a bowl. Cram that bowl into your fridge while you complete the rest of your tasks
  • Peel the other onions and cut them down the center from root to stem. Separate the outer layers.
  • Line your baking pan with parchment paper
  • Grab your bowl of meat and form them into your desired ball size. Remember that the onion layers are going to form a shell around your balls, so size accordingly.
  • Use two of the halved onion layers to make a shell around the balls
  • Wrap strips of bacon around the onion-ball things and secure with toothpicks
  • Brush balls with BBQ sauce
  • Bake for 45 minutes. Soak those balls in more BBQ sauce around halfway through cooking. You will need to cook less or more depending on the size of your balls.

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