Saturday, May 14, 2011

Grilled Onion Bacon Cheese Buds

I came across this great idea from the BBQ Pit Boys.

These are really good. The dipping sauce is great with the sweetness of the grilled onions.

Makes: 2 onions
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 1 hour
Printable Recipe


  • 2 sweet onions (vidalia or Texas 1015s)
  • 1/2 t paprika
  • 1/2 t cayenne
  • 2 slices thick cut bacon
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Dipping sauce (see below)

1. Set up grill for indirect cooking, 400-450 F.

2. Cut ends off the onions then slice into 1/2"-3/4" wide cuts, but do not cut all the way through the onion (I place two wooden spoons near the onion to stop my knife). Turn the onion 90 degrees and make more 1/2"-3/4" wide cuts. See the picture for what the onion will look like.

3. Sprinkle with paprika and cayenne then top with each onion with a slice of bacon.

4. Grill for about 50 minutes or until the center of the onion is done.

5. Remove bacon and chop. Mix with cheese then place on top of onions. Grill another 5-10 minutes or until cheese has melted. Serve with dipping sauce.

Dipping Sauce


  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 T ketchup
  • 1/2 t cayenne
  • 1/2 t paprika
  • 1/2 t garlic flake
  • 1 T prepared horseradish

1. Combine all ingredients.

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