Savory Grilled Onions Recipe -
Savory Grilled Onions Recipe
  • READY IN 55 mins

Savory Grilled Onions

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"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."

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Original recipe makes 8 serves Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    35 mins

    55 mins


  1. Preheat grill for high heat.
  2. 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.
  3. Set foil packets on lower rack of a gas grill, or directly on top of hot coals. Cook for about 30 to 35 minutes.
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Jun 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.

Apr 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!


20 Ratings

Jun 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!

Jul 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.

Jan 25, 2004

Very easy and delicious, the longer it cooks, the better it tastes!

Nov 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.

Jan 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.

Jul 31, 2007

Use garlic butter (we like it heavy on the garlic) and sprinkle w/ parmesean cheese.


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  • Calories
  • 132 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 7 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 11.6 g
  • 18%
  • Fiber
  • 1.3 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 0.9 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 85 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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