Buttery Grilled Onions Recipe
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Buttery Grilled Onions Recipe

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Cooking on the grill is a year-round treat in the South. We use our grill for side dishes, like these onions, in addition to meats. This recipe usually doesn’t require a trip to the grocery store, and you can prepare the onions ahead of time.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Grill: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Grill: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 6 medium onions, peeled
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 6 teaspoons beef bouillon granules
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 6 teaspoons sherry, optional
  • Shredded Parmesan cheese


  1. Carefully remove a 1-in. x 1-in. core from the center of each onion (save removed onion for another use). Place each onion on a double thickness of heavy-duty foil (about 12 in. square).
  2. Combine the butter, bouillon, garlic powder and pepper; spoon into onions. Sprinkle with sherry if desired. Fold foil around onions and seal tightly.
  3. Grill, covered, over medium heat for 30-40 minutes or until tender. Carefully unwrap foil to allow steam to escape. Sprinkle onions with Parmesan cheese. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Buttery Grilled Onions in Country Extra July 2006, p49

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NDachshund2 159938
Reviewed May. 18, 2014

"I only use sweet or Vidalia onions, this recipe was great with them."

best of home cooks 143675
Reviewed May. 19, 2012

"This was so good. I added a peice of bacon around each onion and secured it with a tooth pic."

patricia1234 166191
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2010

"I did this only change was I used vidaillia onions it was very good.Sweet as a apple."

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