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Uncle Wilson's Grilled Onions

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 20 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Inactive: 10 min
  • Cook: 1 hr
  • Yield: 12 servings
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6 large sweet white onions, such as Vidalia

12 strips bacon

2 tablespoons butter

Salt and pepper


  1. Peel and wash the onions. With the point of a small, sharp knife, cut a 1-inch core from the top of each onion and make shallow slits in a circle around the top. Wrap 2 slices of bacon horizontally around each onion, and secure them with toothpicks. Then put 1 teaspoon of butter in each core. Season with salt and pepper. 
  2. Place each onion on a square of aluminum foil and bring the edges together at the top, leaving a small opening for steam to escape. Put the foil-wrapped onions on the grill and cook for 1 hour, or until the onions are tender when pierced with the tip of a knife. You can also bake in the oven at 350 degrees F for 1 hour. Cool the onions for a few minutes then unwrap and cut into quarters to serve.

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