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    Meatloaf in an Onion

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    55 mins

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    40 mins

    Tish's Note:

    For the devoted can also do this on the grill, in your fireplace or in the oven.

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    1. 1
      Cut 6 12X14 inch rectangles of heavy aluminum foil and set aside.
    2. 2
      In a medium-size bowl, combine the ground beef, egg whites, tomato sauce, pepper, salt and dry mustard.
    3. 3
      Mix well and set aside Peel the onions and cut them in half horizontally.
    4. 4
      Remove the centers, leaving a 1/4 in shell.
    5. 5
      Finely chop the center from one of the onions and mix it into the meat mixture.
    6. 6
      Tightly wrap the 5 remaining onion centers and refrigerate for future use.
    7. 7
      Spoon the meat mixture into 6 of the onion halves, mounding it on top.
    8. 8
      Place the remaining onion halves on top of the filled halves and press together.
    9. 9
      Place one filled onion on top of each piece of foil.
    10. 10
      Bring the ends of the foil up over the onion and flold down tightly in small folds.
    11. 11
      Flatten the ends and roll them tightly around the onion.
    12. 12
      Cook the stuffed onions on coals, turning once, until they are soft to the touch, 14-20 minutes on each side.
    13. 13
      You can also bake them in a preheated 350F oven for 45 minutes.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 17, 2009


      I made this to put in the oven and halved the recipe for just 2 people. I felt as the meat mixture was a bit to wet so I added some Garlic and Herb breadcrumbs to absorb the wetness. I also added about some chopped bell pepper to had more flavor and some chopped onion too in the meat mixuture. Baked the onions for a hour and 15 minutes just to make sure the meat was done. Turned out good, and it would be a great camping recipe :) Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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    • on November 17, 2007


      I cut this recipe down to serve one and tucked the package into the oven while preparing dinner for my DD and her family. When SIL asked what smelled so good I offered him my onion. I know it must have been delicious 'cause it disappeared so fast. He said it was great, make it again and don't change a thing. I will make this again soon. Thanks Tish.

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    • on December 14, 2005


      I prepared this in the oven on a cold night and downsized the recipe for just my husband and myself. Instead of the pepper and salt, I used Emeril's seasoning and sweet yellow onions. The meatloaves were good, and the onions became even sweeter when baked. This would be a good camping recipe.

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    Nutritional Facts for Meatloaf in an Onion

    Serving Size: 1 (207 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 160.1
    Calories from Fat 35
    Total Fat 3.9 g
    Saturated Fat 1.7 g
    Cholesterol 46.8 mg
    Sodium 318.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 12.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.7 g
    Sugars 5.2 g
    Protein 18.6 g

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