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  • Onions
  • Ingredients for your favorite meatloaf
  • Tin foil



Step 1

As prep, you just take off the outer onion paper stuff, and chop it in half, as evenly as you can! Then you separate the pieces into matching pairs from the outside to the inside. They LOOK big enough, but when you put them together there isn't as much room inside as you might think.

(**Note: This step could be done at the campsite if you wanted to keep the onions fresher or whatever. I prepared them entirely at home.)

Next (or before or at the same time if you are working with your boyfriend) you want to prepare the meatballs. . But I started it with some Italian sausages . (About 2 lbs meat?) I also chopped up a few cloves of garlic, added ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, bread crumbs, and salt/pepper. Hand mix it all together!
(Don't start making the meatballs until you are ready to wrap them!)

Once you have the meat mixed up, and the onions cut and matched up (at campsite, or at home), you are ready to wrap!
The size of each meatball is going to depend on the onions. So just use your judgement and roll up some meatballs. Squish them between two pieces of onion and voila!
Some meat might push out the ends but it's fine because you will be wrapping them in foil. I tried to keep them as compact as possible, though. I had a few of every size when I was done.
Then I wrapped them each in foil with a twist at the top. I used one layer of regular foil and one of heavy duty since I knew they would be thrown in the fire. Be careful not to rip or poke holes in the foil, especially the outer layer.

Put the balls into the fire , try to get them in the coals.

Cook for about 10 minutes, flip them around, and another 10 minutes (or so). I don't think leaving them a little longer would have done any harm, as the onion keeps the meat nice and juicy.

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