Use your grill for more than just the main coarse! Place a foil packet of onions on the grill 15 minutes before you start the meat, and they will be ready at the same time.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
35 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 serves
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat grill for high heat.

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  • Peel onions, and remove ends. Cut each onion into quarters. Place 2 quarters of onion in a 6 inch square piece of tin foil, inserting a slice of butter or margarine between the pieces. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Close foil around onion. Repeat with remaining onions.

  • Set foil packets on lower rack of a gas grill, or directly on top of hot coals. Cook for about 30 to 35 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

132 calories; protein 0.9g; carbohydrates 7g; fat 11.6g; cholesterol 30.5mg; sodium 84.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (20)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2007
I went ahead and put the onions directly on the grill - I sliced them on the thick side so I wouldn't have to hover too much. I also sliced a head of garlic and threw it on as well and it was delicious. I started with olive oil and put a bit of butter on before serving. Read More
(64)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/21/2017
Cooking anything in foil on a grill is steaming not grilling. I agree with the previous comments about either slicing them thick or cutting them in wedges then brushing with butter or olive oil. I like to add just a touch of tarragon to give hem a little extra sweetness.. Read More
22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2007
I went ahead and put the onions directly on the grill - I sliced them on the thick side so I wouldn't have to hover too much. I also sliced a head of garlic and threw it on as well and it was delicious. I started with olive oil and put a bit of butter on before serving. Read More
(64)
Rating: 5 stars
06/08/2007
This is a great complement to any meal on the grill! I tend to use olive oil to lighten it up sprinkle with salt and fresh pepper all in a simple foil packet. TIP: Put the packet on the grill when you light it. It will have a good head start from the rest of your meal which it needs since they take longer to cook through and caramelize! Read More
(40)
Rating: 4 stars
04/23/2007
I cut my sweet onions in half peeled them cut a piece off the bottom so they would sit flat & then cut an X in them not quite cutting them through. Placed them on the foil dotted them w/ butter & sprinkled them w/ parmesan cheese & salt & pepper. While they cooked they fanned out some & the butter was able to reach the inner layers. When removing them from the foil I was careful in lifting them so that they retained their shape. These were a great side for Grilled Fusion Pork Chops (from this site)...thanks for the recipe! Read More
(40)
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Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2009
We slice these thick drizzle with a little olive oil some garlic powder and paprika and place them directly on the grill. No packet necessary. The go great with steak. Read More
(26)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Very easy and delicious the longer it cooks the better it tastes! Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2006
Great especially if you are a onion lover which I am.. I have also done this in the oven and they are really good too. Also whenI want them in a hurry and very tender I will put them in a plastic cooking bag and they get so tender so quick. Perfect as a side for a good steak. thanks for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
Great easy recipe. We did find out cooking it for a bit more than an hour is what is needed. Next time I'll add some herbs or lemon pepper to the butter. Read More
(13)
Rating: 4 stars
06/04/2004
We use this recipe camping all the time. Great with steaks. The onions can be cooked right on the coals as well (just make sure they're securly wrapped) I find that just a pinch of sugar in the packet brings out the onion's natural sweetness. Read More
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
07/31/2007
Use garlic butter (we like it heavy on the garlic) and sprinkle w/ parmesean cheese. Read More
(11)
Rating: 2 stars
08/21/2017
Cooking anything in foil on a grill is steaming not grilling. I agree with the previous comments about either slicing them thick or cutting them in wedges then brushing with butter or olive oil. I like to add just a touch of tarragon to give hem a little extra sweetness.. Read More
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