Grilled French Onion

by Kevin H. on September 10, 2012 · 0 comments

Grilled French Onion

It doesn’t get much easier than this for a tasty side dish.

This idea was inspired by my cousin, Scott, who first told me about this basic grilled treat.  Scott and his dad, my uncle Bill, are both excellent cooks.  I look forward to every meal they prepare.

So, how easy is this:  Onion, beef bouillon cube, butter, salt & pepper.  Wrap, grill, eat.

Grilled French Onion


Doesn’t get too much easier, right?  Apparently this is also a hit with campers and hunters out there, looking for a tasty easy dish to eat or throw on top of…well…everything.

Grilled French Onion

So, you just take a whole yellow or vadalia onion and core out the middle with a knife.

Grilled French Onion

Then set it on tin foil, add the buillon cube and butter to the cored out hole, then sprinkle salt & pepper all over.  Cook it for as long as you would like – the longer it cooks, the sweeter and softer the onion gets.  I cooked mine for about an hour while doing a beer can chicken.

If you love onions as much as I do, throw this sucker on next time you fire up your grill.  When you take your first bite, tell me it doesn’t taste exactly like French Onion Soup.  You can’t.  If you said it didn’t, you’d be lying.

Grilled French Onion

And no one likes a liar.  Enjoy.

Grilled French Onion

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Grilled French Onion


  • 1 Large Onion
  • 1 Beef Bouillon Cube
  • 1 tbs Butter
  • Salt & Pepper


  1. Peel the onion, core a hole out in the middle for the bouillon cube, then make some slices in it for easy eating later.
  2. Stuff half the butter, then the cube, then the rest of the butter in the middle of the onion.
  3. Sprinkle all over with salt & pepper.
  4. Wrap up tightly in aluminum foil.
  5. Place over direct heat on your grill for at least 30 minutes. The longer it cooks, the tastier it gets.


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