Published Aug 3rd
Prep 20m Cook 35m Additional - Ready In 55m
Servings 8 serves Calories 131.7

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.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 4 large onions
  • ½ cup butter
  • salt and pepper to taste

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat grill for high heat.
  2. 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. 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.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 131.7
  • Carbohydrate 7 g
  • Cholesterol 30.5 mg
  • Fat 11.6 g
  • Fiber 1.3 g
  • Protein 0.9 g
  • Saturated Fat 7.3 g
  • Sodium 84.7 mg
  • Sugar 3.2 g


  1. Cooking anything in foil on a grill is steaming not grilling. I agree with the previous comments about either slicing them thick or cutting them in wedges then brushing with butter or olive oil. I like to add just a touch of tarragon to give hem a little extra sweetness..
  2. 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.
  3. Use garlic butter (we like it heavy on the garlic) and sprinkle w/ parmesean cheese.
  4. 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 - Read more ...
  5. 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 - Read more ...
  6. 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 - Read more ...
  7. 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 - Read more ...
  8. We use this recipe camping all the time. Great with steaks. The onions can be cooked right on the coals as well (just make sure they're securly wrapped) I find that just a pinch of sugar in the packet brings out the onion's natural sweetness.
  9. Very easy and delicious, the longer it cooks, the better it tastes!