Campfire Foil Onion Recipe -
Campfire Foil Onion Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Campfire Foil Onion

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"Came up this at a cookout. Yummy treat. Can be made in an oven also."

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  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    25 mins


  1. Set peeled onion upright on a sheet of foil. Make several deep slices in the onion without cutting completely through the onion.
  2. Pour butter over the onion. Sprinkle with seasoned salt, salt, pepper, and garlic pepper. Place the onion on a grill directly above a hot campfire, and cook until the onion is soft, about 20 minutes.
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  • Oven Cooking Instructions
  • If cooking in an oven, bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees) until onion is soft, about 30-40 minutes.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 24, 2006

Awesome! If you like French onion Soup then you will LOVE this recipe! I do mine a weee bit different, I buy the biggest vidillia onion & cut the "core" on top out. Squirt butter in the hole, a splash of worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, salt & pepper.. Wrap tightly in foil & grill 30-45 minutes. A MUST if you are camping on the grill! Enjoy, Also good with sprinkling some parmesan cheese on top. All kinds of things you can add!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 09, 2009

Tastes liked cooked onion and nothing more.

Jul 10, 2007

I've made these for years, I leave skin on ,make cuts almost to root sprinkle with parm chesse. Skins keep onion from burning when buired in coals and peel right off when cooked. Try different herbs over them also

Feb 23, 2006

This recipe is very much like the one called 'Grilled Onions' on this site - they are both wonderful! I usually make them when I'm cooking corn on the grill. I always cut out a little notch of onion from the top, and insert a beef bouillon cube. This, combined with the butter, gives it an almost French Onion soup flavor. We love it! Thanks so much for reminding me of a superb recipe!

Nov 10, 2006

This is an awesome recipe! I've made it while camping and at home in the oven. The recipe is great as-is, but even better if you add a beef boullion cube in the center along with a few drops of worcestershire. It tastes like french onion soup! Great served with steak.

Mar 18, 2008

We think these are great and make them just about everytime we cook out. I use spray butter to cut the calories and also throw in a heaping teaspoon of minced garlic.

Feb 23, 2006

These was very good and I plan to make them again and again. They were very decadent, and the flavor was just perfect (although they needed additional salt at the table in spite of what I thought was plenty before cooking). I made them at home in the oven, using a glass baking dish. I set the oven higher, to 450 degrees, and left the baking time the same. I also added a little olive oil before the butter. Often I've searched so hard for something different to serve as a vegetable, and I've always overlooked the simple onion! Thank you, Riverview5950, for sharing this recipe! :-)

Jul 27, 2005

This is very good to make when camping. It doesn't get soggy but is tender. I will definately use this in my campfire cooking lineup again and again. BTW it is so easy to make.


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  • Calories
  • 134 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 7.6 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 11.6 g
  • 18%
  • Fiber
  • 1.4 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 1 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 509 mg
  • 20%

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

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