Campfire Foil Dinners: Meatloaf in Onion Cups

Campfire Foil Dinners: Meatloaf in Onion Cups

I love making fancy and challenging food in my home kitchen, but for camping, everyone really just wants something homey and hearty. And so, I keep it simple. And any food just tastes better when you’re in the great outdoors, right?

This recipe for meatloaf in onion cups is the perfect campfire food. It is simple, homey, delicious, hearty – and best of all, so very easy.

You cut and onion in half from pole to pole.  Cut the top 1/4 off of the onion. DO NOT discard the outer skin – which you usually do. The outer skin will be inedible, but it provides great insulation to your meatloaf while it is cooking right in the fire. Once you cut the onion in half, you cut out the middle layers, leaving two layers of onion and the outside papery skin in tact.


  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon steak sauce (I used A-1)
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper sauce
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¾ cup rolled oats
  • 16 ounces 85 per cent lean ground beef
  • 4 large sweet onions, such as Vidalia or Walla Walla
  • 6 slices bacon
Read the whole recipe on Apron Strings