Grilled Onions

Grilled Onions


"If you like onions, you'll love this grilled treat! When I barbeque, I like to try and make the whole meal on the grill. This dish can be prepared as an appetizer or a side dish. Enjoy!"


1 h 15 m servings 136 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 136 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 11.7 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs:
  • 7.6g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 1.3 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium:
  • 661 mg
  • 26%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat grill for medium heat.
  2. Peel outer layer off onions. Slice a small section off of one end of each onion, and make a small hole in the center. Fill the center of each onion with a bouillon cube and 2 tablespoons butter or margarine. Replace the top of the onion, and wrap in aluminum foil.
  3. Place onions on grill over indirect heat, and close the lid. Cook for 1 hour, or until tender. Remove the tops, and cut into bite size chunks. Place in a serving dish with all the juices from the foil.


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  • Parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.
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  1. 148 Ratings


I made the following changes to this recipe; its not that I didn’t like this recipe as it was published, but I wanted more of a beef flavor in the onions so it taste more like French onion soup....

I love this recipe - baked, grilled, or microwaved! I first learned the microwave version of this Vidalia onion recipe. (Using a melon baller, scoop top of onion. Fill cavity with beef bouillo...

I've been making BBQ onions this way for years. They are AWESOME! I add a splash of white wine or Southern Comfort or whiskey or whatever sounds good before wrapping it up. The alcohol will cook...

These are really tasty - but be sure to use the BIG onions like the recipe calls for. I tried this the second time with smaller onions and they were so salty because of the bouillon.

These were awesome. I don't really like raw onions and I wanted something to make them taste good. This worked so well, and you can use it with almost anything. So....good. Can't wait till t...

I used beef bouillon and put the onions on the grill. They tasted like french onion soup and were absolutely delicious! I used medium sized onions and they only took about 20-30 min.

What an amazing recipe! And SO easy. I didn't really believe that this would taste like french onion soup, but it really does. Just be sure your coals are really hot, because the onions will ...

My hubby made this using beef bouillon instead of the chicken. He loves it!

Replace butter and chicken bouillon with 2 shots of Jack Daniels. Great addition to grilled steak and potatoes.