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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Meat Stuffed Onions on the Fire

I'm sure there is a better name for these but I'm not one of those people who recite every ingredient in a dish when thinking of a title. lol
example.... I could have called it Dutch Oven Roasted Black Angus Beef Stuffed South Texas Sweet Onions....With...Savory Cubed Herbed Beef Stock Potatoes.

It's just meatloaf stuffed onions.

I've made these before while camping and really like the way the turn out.

I start by placing peeled, cubed tatoes in the bottom of the dutch oven. Then add salt, pepper, any herbs on hand and about 2 cups of beef stock...

Make a meatloaf mixture...

My favorite is on the Lipton Onion Soup mix box. When I don't have that, I make my own using beef bouillon, dry minced onions, onion powder, seasoned salt...then add worst sauce, ketsup, an egg or two, water, bread pieces... I think that's all..

I use large sweet onions...the bigger the better. :)

I half the onions, then remove all but three outer rings...
(save the rest of the onions for another dish)
Place the onions on top of the tatoes. The tatoes help keep the onions upright..

Stuff them with the meatloaf mixture.. I like to mound them high..

then I sprinkle seasoned bread crumbs over the top...just a few for "crunch".

Then place the lid on, top with a shovel full of hot coals...

I rotate the pot and the lid every so often...

These take 35 to 45 minutes...

I love these things!

The onions are tender and sweet, the meatloaf is moist and the tatoes are full of flavor and tender...

I need to make these at home!! Maybe build a campfire in the backyard. :)
They are easy to make and so tasty.

Have had a great spring here this year. Nice weather and a little bit of rain. I've been getting a lot of outside work done that I didn't get to last spring. Life is good! :)


Jeff Bushman said...

amazing! So simple in nature but damn it looks and sounds delicious. I will be trying these for sure. Thanks Jeannie!
I'm headed for Turkey camp tomorrow. Got any wild turkey recipes?

cowgirl said...

Thanks Bushman! These are some of my favorites.
Great about turkey hunting tomorrow, really sounds like fun! :)
My favorite way to fix em is just filet the breast, pound flat, season, dredge in seasoned flour, chickenfry and serve with taters and gravy. lol Not fancy but I like it.
Good luck with the hunt!! :)
Now I have both hunting and camping fever. lol

Jeff Bushman said...

Sounds yummy. I am going to share this on my Facebook page. I think a lot of people around here will like this idea!

The turkeys behind my house were gobbling this morning and here I am going north to hunt them. LOL

cowgirl said...

That's great Bushman, thanks! Hope everyone likes it.
lol It's more fun to go to hunting camp than to hunt at home. I'm sure you guys are going to have a blast. Hope you take pics! Good luck!! :)

pid said...

so, uh, "yumtastic" looking. i'm going to try this somehow with my bbq smoked meatballs.

and since wild turkey was brought up by Bushman, try grinding the wild turkey up with a little bacon for fat. it'll make the best turkey burgers ever, and a good meatloaf as well.


cowgirl said...

pid, your bbq smoked meatballs and turkey burgers sound like a great idea!! Delicious!! I'll be trying those out. :)
Thanks for stopping by, it's good to see ya. :)

Joe said...

Thanks much for posting this. I made it last night, and it was a big hit.
I baked it in the oven, and it took a LOT longer than I expected, at a higher temp than I thought. I started at 350 for about 45 minutes, saw that it wasn't going to be done in my lifetime, and turned it up to 450 on convection. Half hour later, it was done.
Worth it, though.


cowgirl said...

Joe, that's great!! Thanks for letting me know. I'm glad they turned out well for you!
I've not cooked them in an oven, did you put a lid on them or leave them uncovered? I'm going to have to give it a try.
Thanks so much for stopping by, hope you have a great weekend! :)

Joe said...

I baked them with the lid on.

Just finished the last of them for lunch.

Thanks again for that idea.


cowgirl said...

Thanks for the info Joe, I will give that a try. Glad to hear you liked em! :)