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Grilled Onion

Grilled Onion


This recipe for a Grilled Onion is one I got from my brother-in-law, Troy. It's also called a "Bomb Onion" for two reasons. First, you wrap the onion real tight in aluminum foil before placing it on the grill, making it look like a bomb. The second and most important reason is that the onions taste delicious and well, you know, are the bomb dot... :)

Since the onions are wrapped in aluminum foil before grilling, there is very little clean-up involved. I recommend using Heavy Duty aluminum foil or even double wrapping the onions so the juices do not leak on your grill. You can also alter the seasonings by using butter, pepper, Cavender's, chicken bouillon, Worcestershire sauce, or any other seasonings that you prefer.

Cook's Note: When slicing the onion, start by cutting the onion in half, but do not cut all the way through. Continue to cut the onion into 8 pieces.


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Ingredients / Directions:     Printable PDF

  • 1 large Sweet Onion, cut into 8 pieces
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Soy Sauce
  • Brown Sugar
  • Preheat your grill to 450 degrees.
  • Cut two pieces of aluminum foil (make sure they are wide enough to cover the onion) and lay one on top of the other. Place your onion in the middle of the foil and lift up the edges of the top piece of foil.
  • Add one tablespoon of Brown Sugar and about 4 or 5 shakes of Soy Sauce on top of the onion. Fold the top foil over the onion and seal tightly. Then wrap the second piece of the onion and pinch the ends together at the top to seal it together.
  • Place bomb onions on the lower grill grate (closest to the flame), but you can move them to the upper rack if preparing other food. Cook for 25 minutes.


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