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Bacon Braai Grenades

By Sean  

August 15, 2017

Would you like to drop bombs at your next braai?


This is one easy recipe and packed full of flavor; it's also a great show stopper at every braai. From our experience we found that doing it on the grill takes longer but definately turns out better with the smokey braai flavour! YUMMMMMMMM. 😀

Doing these inside a kettle braai or any indirect heated braai (a braai with a lid) will work just as well, the cooking time will just be 10-15 minutes less.

  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Cook: 45 mins


2 Onions

300-500 g Beef mince

100 g Breadcrumbs

2 Eggs

1 Pack of streaky bacon

2 tbsp BBQ basting

2 pinch Braai Spice


1Use a big enough bowel to mix your mince, eggs and breadcrumbs together. Add your braai spice of choice and salt.

2Once mixed, build and roll your meatballs and allow then to rest for about 60 minutes.

3Cut your onions so that you have 1 outer layer that is big enough to fit your meatball inside (You can cut the onion in half, if this is easier for you, and then simply wrap a layer of onion around the meatball.

4THE 2nd BEST part. Wrap your onion layered meatball with strips of bacon so that the entire meatball is covered in bacon - you can use toothpicks to hold it all together. Generally speaking they don't fall apart, especially if your meatballs are well made.

5Once the fire has reached the correct temperature (which is around the same temperature you'd use to start cooking boerewors - which is also when you can only hold your hand above the grill for +- 5 seconds) put your grenades on the braai.

6Let the grenades cook on each side for about 5-8 minutes.

7Once all sides are nicely sealed you can start basting your meatball with your BBQ basting. Let them cook on each side with the basting for another 5-8 minutes.

8YOU'RE DONE! Take them off and let them cool before enjoying the flavour EXPLOSION!(If you like you're meat well cooked and not medium rare in the middle, you can cook your meatballs for another 3-5 minutes on each side).


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