Grilled Bacon-Onion Appetizers

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.


2 dozen

Updated: Oct. 21, 2022
”I’m the father of three girls who loves cooking for the family in my spare time,” says Dayton Hulst from Moorhead, Minnesota. ”All of us really love this savory treat.”


  • 2 large sweet onions
  • 12 hickory-smoked bacon strips
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce


  1. Cut each onion into 12 wedges. Cut bacon strips in half widthwise; wrap a piece of bacon around each onion wedge and secure with toothpicks. Place in an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. dish.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, vinegar, molasses and barbecue sauce; pour 1/2 cup over onions. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour, turning once. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade for basting.
  3. Drain and discard marinade. Grill onions, covered, over medium heat for 10-15 minutes, turning and basting frequently with reserved marinade.

Nutrition Facts

2 each: 181 calories, 13g fat (5g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 189mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.