HOLY COW!!! Ok so my family went camping again. We enjoyed our time together out in nature. Well I say out in nature but you know I slept in a bed, in my camper … but it is camping and most of the days were spent outside.
So I have made these meatloaf bombs before but they were not knock it out of the park yummy. Well I think I finally perfected my recipe. These are easy, prep ahead, yummy, and did I mention easy?
So I started with 1.5 pounds of all beef. Added spices, moisture, and breadcrumbs. Mashed it all together and stuffed it into the middle of onion slices. For the large outer rings I just used half, for the smaller rings I used two halves to make a whole slice. That way I could make them all close to the same size.
Then I wrapped them in heavy duty foil and froze them. I had these made up on Monday and we weren’t going to be eating them until Saturday for dinner. Now I have some shall we say selective eaters in my family, so I made some that were only meatloaf balls. I didn’t wrap those in onion slices (they don’t like onion) so they are smaller and didn’t take as long to cook.
But then on Saturday all we did was throw them in the fire! Yep that’s it tossed them in rotated once – well my hubby likes fire and to mess with it so they may have been moved around more than once. You can also always cook them in the oven if you are not going camping, of course.
We ended up serving with ketchup or bar-b-que sauce. We enjoyed every bite. There were NO leftovers! Very surprising to me, but totally confirmed that these are for sure a make again.
Campfire Meatloaf Bombs
1.5 Lbs Ground Beef
1 tsp Garlic Powder
1/2 tsp Season Salt
1 Tbsp ketchup
4 dashes Worcestershire
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Pepper
1/2 Cup Milk
1/2 Cup Breadcrumbs
1-2 Sweet Onions
Start by slicing the onions top and bottom off then cut it down the middle from top to bottom. Peel and discard the outer tough layer. Peel off and separate each ring out into pairs. Set aside.
Mix together by hand the ground beef and spices.
Add in the egg, milk, and breadcrumbs. Mix until combine but do not over mix, you do not want your mixture to be tough.
Roll handfuls of mixture and then surround with the onion slices. Wrap each Meatloaf Bomb tightly in heavy duty foil.
Freeze until camping trip. You can place frozen in fire or defrost and cook. From frozen will take longer to cook. You want to cook more on the hot embers on the edge than directly in the fire so it cooks more evenly. In general from defrosted it will take 30 minutes total in the fire. Make sure to rotate at least once.