164 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 115
  • 4 Rating Star 35
  • 3 Rating Star 12
  • 2 Rating Star 2

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!

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
8
Max Servings:
8
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Ingredients

Directions

  • Preheat grill for medium heat.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

Tip

Parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

136.48 calories; 1.3 g protein; 7.58 g carbohydrates; 11.7 g fat; 30.82 mg cholesterol; 660.72 mg sodium.Full Nutrition


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SELEA
07/15/2005
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 bouillon granules top with butter. Cover loosely microwave about 4 minutes or until tender.)
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Anonymous
10/26/2004
Too salty.
(2)
164 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 115
  • 4 Rating Star 35
  • 3 Rating Star 12
  • 2 Rating Star 2
Joel Manthei
07/15/2005
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. Therefore I made the following changes. I use Beef base instead of the bullion (about tablespoon for a medium size onion) this gives it more of an intense beef flavor like French onion soup also mixed in some mozzarella cheese along with the soup base before placing it in the center then topped it with the butter. It is imperative that the onions be wrapped tight with at least two layers of foil to insure the juice remains within the package when cooking.
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SELEA
07/15/2005
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 bouillon granules top with butter. Cover loosely microwave about 4 minutes or until tender.)
(137)
MrsPeabody
06/24/2003
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 off and leave an incredible flavor mixed with the boullion and butter. YUMMY!!!
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TRACIEZODY
01/25/2004
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.
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Anonymous
01/25/2004
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.
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Momof2
01/25/2004
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 the next grilled dinner....Thanks for posting.
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Deborah Chow
01/25/2004
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 take quite a while to get really nice and soft. I tried doing some over medium coals with large onions and it took almost 2 hours. If you really want the french onion soup experience you can put the onion with the juice (and there is a LOT of juice) into an oven-safe bowl add slices of french bread top with cheese and throw it under the broiler until the cheese is melted. Alone this recipe is fantastic though. I make it all the time now and it's always a hit!
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Jillian
07/02/2009
I cut the recipe in half and added some minced garlic. I made this version to go with grilled turkey. I have to say I definitely like grilled onion with beef boullion much better it just has a better flavor.
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NJSS2000
01/25/2004
My hubby made this using beef bouillon instead of the chicken. He loves it!
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