Recipe By Linda Smith
Published Aug 11th
Grilled Onions
Prep 15m Cook 1h Additional - Ready In 1h 15m
Servings 8 servings Calories 136.5

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!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 4 large onions
  • ½ cup butter
  • 4 cubes chicken bouillon

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat grill for medium heat.
  2. 2 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.
  3. 3 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.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 136.5
  • Carbohydrate 7.6 g
  • Cholesterol 30.8 mg
  • Fat 11.7 g
  • Fiber 1.3 g
  • Protein 1.3 g
  • Saturated Fat 7.3 g
  • Sodium 660.7 mg
  • Sugar 3.2 g


  1. This is to die for. I made some changes -baked in 375 oven for 90 minutes. Cored medium Vidalia onions and put a teaspoon of beef base in each topped with pat of light butter & sprinked with pepper and thyme. added a splash of white wine and wrapped in foil. Tasted just like french - Read more ...
  2. 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.
  3. 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.)
  4. 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 - Read more ...
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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!!!