my lavender blues

April 4, 2016

Curried Meatloaf Onion Bombs

Curried Meatloaf Onion Bombs

Curried Meatloaf Onion Bombs

I can’t tell if the title of this post is drool-worthy or incredibly unappetizing. But I can tell you that the actual outcome is prettaaaay…… bomb 😉

Also – lets address the elephant in the room here. it’s been A WEEK since I last posted anything on the blog. Like. what!? I wish I had some excellent excuse, like an exotic vacation rubbing tanning oil on beautiful man named Fabio, but unfortunately quite the opposite. I’ve been dipping my toes into some other thangs and have literally created recipe disasters that have been followed up with frequent bathroom trips. So basically. I’ve spared you a lotta shit. ifyoucatchmydrift.


But let’s focus on the present, ya with me?

Curried Meatloaf Onion Bombs

Curried Meatloaf Onion Bombs

Curried Meatloaf Onion Bombs

Curried Meatloaf Onion Bombs

Curried Meatloaf Onion Bombs. Probably one of my favorite things to make at home since its beyond easy AND avoids the hassle of me actually having to chop up onions (literally hate onion prepping, insta waterworks). 

The next best part about these little bomb dot coms? They are super diet-friendly and great for on the go snacking (like for me, I can take them from the kitchen into my bedroom and keep going back for more).

And the other best part? That is better than the above best part? The flavor. Mmhm. It’s good. Like, super good. Like possibly can skip the ketchup kind of good (Yes, I stand by that).

Curried Meatloaf Onion Bombs

Curried Meatloaf Onion BombsCurried Meatloaf Onion Bombs

Recipe Notes:

You can easily remove the red curry paste… in which case…. this would just be a “meatloaf” onion bomb. Which isn’t at all bad, but the curry paste brings these bombs to a whole new level of flavor. So keep it in! 

Save the leftover onion for another dish. Better yet? Caramelize them and throw em’ on top of the onion bombs. 

For a paleo or gluten free version just remove the panko crumbs! No substitute needed.

5.0 from 3 reviews
Curried Meatloaf Onion Bombs
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  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 lb sweet italian sausage, casings removed
  • ½ cup panko crumbs
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped into small pieces
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp red curry paste
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp worchestire
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 3-4 yellow onions (cut in half and then carefully peeled, first two layers)
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl add your sausage, ground turkey, egg, panko crumbs & milk. Lightly mix together and set aside.
  3. In a small sauce pan, over medium heat add your oil & red bell pepper. Sauté for about 5 minutes and remove from heat.
  4. Add red curry paste. cumin, paprika, garlic powder, worchestire, salt & pepper. Stir. Let cool for about two minutes and then add to your sausage & turkey mix.
  5. Fold in spices and pepper until just mixed.
  6. Next Take your onion half layers that match up, and add a ball of meatloaf mix to each onion peel, and cover with the other half to form onion shape (meat in middle covered by two halves, see pictures for detail).
  7. Continue to do this until all meat mix is used. Wrap each onion bomb in foil and place in oven on a rimmed baking sheet (or directly on rack with a drip pan below) for 45-55 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven and serve.



  1. Lizzy

    April 12th, 2016 at 7:37 pm

    Holy Smoke these Onion Bombs were so good and easy to make! I have cooking phobia and finally decided to follow my lavender blues easy recipes and it was a hit with my family!

  2. Julia

    April 12th, 2016 at 10:52 pm

    Thanks Lizzy!!! This is so good to hear!!! They are pretty spectacular if you get over the strange title and the homely appearance 😉 Hope you continue to cook!!! Let me know if you ever have any questions or suggestions 🙂

  3. Aaron

    May 11th, 2016 at 7:17 pm

    These onion bombs were BOMB. Will definitely make again!

  4. Julia

    May 12th, 2016 at 9:59 am

    Yay! Thanks Aaron, so happy to hear no one kicked the bucket after consumption, make again and I’ll join :]

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