Photo: Van Chaplin; Styling: Rebecca Kracke Gordon
Prep Time
5 Mins
Cook Time
10 Mins
Makes 2 servings

Make a super-easy onion side dish by baking sweet onions in the microwave with butter and a beef bouillon cube.  The sweet onions are so full of flavor that you don't need to add anything else.

How to Make It

Step 1

Peel 2 medium onions, and cut a thin slice from bottom and top of each one. Scoop out a 1-inch-deep hole from the top of each onion. Place onions, top sides up, in a 2-qt. microwave-safe dish with a lid. Add 1 beef bouillon cube and 1/2 Tbsp. butter to shallow hole in each onion; cover with lid. Microwave, covered, at HIGH for 8 to 10 minutes or until onion is tender. Garnish each serving with fresh parsley sprig and pepper, if desired.

Step 2

We recommend only Vidalia or Texas Sweets for this recipe.

Step 3

Be sure to use a microwave-safe lid only; plastic wrap will melt.

Step 4

If you'd rather grill, wrap each filled-and-topped onion in heavy-duty aluminum foil (or a double layer of regular aluminum foil). Grill over high heat (400° to 450°) 15 to 20 minutes or until tender. Let stand 10 minutes.

Ratings & Reviews

JBaum78233's Review

May 24, 2012
I think your recipe should say 2 bouillion cubes and 1 tablespoon of butter (for 2 onions).