RECIPE IDEA: These Baked Bacon Onions are scrump-dilly-icious. Easy, too! Bacon brings people together. Make some with onions and invite your friends to share.
Hi. It’s Lois in the kitchen. Leslie Manke, my neighbor in Pewaukee, Wisconsin, used to make these delicious Baked Bacon Onions on the grill in the summertime. Since I only have them once in a blue moon, I think it’s okay to eat them occasionally despite a need to follow a heart-healthy diet. What do you think?
An article by Bloomberg says bacon is popular by design (it was a marketing campaign that made it popular), but I really think everything tastes better with bacon! Don’t you?
When I made Baked Bacon Onions years ago (when I was young and thin), I used a tablespoon of butter. I’m not sure anyone needs that much fat! Limiting the butter to a teaspoon worked well when I made these onions this time. The onions are tender and sweet, bacon is crisp, and the smell of the bacon wafts over you when you open the package. It’s hard to resist.
Read on for recipe and nutrition…
- 2 medium-sized, whole yellow onions
- 1 teaspoon butter
- 2 slices of bacon, cut in half
- salt and pepper to taste
- Place the onion on a piece of aluminum foil big enough to wrap the entire thing.
- Cut an X in the top of the onion.
- Put the butter, salt, and pepper over the X.
- Criss-cross the bacon halves on top.
- Wrap the onion in foil.
- Bake on the grill (heated to 350F degrees) using the indirect method for about 1 hour or bake in your kitchen oven for 1 hour at 350F degrees.
- Open the top of the aluminum foil and continue baking for about 1/2 an hour until the bacon is crisp.