Bacon Stuffed Onions; rats

One hears a lot of discussion now about diet….. Not about the actual plan of gaining or losing weight, but about what people will and will not eat.

I use the word ‘will’ rather than ‘can’ because part of the, occasionally strident, discussions are about people claiming to have a food allergy and / or food intolerance when in reality it is merely a preferences, not a life-threatening medical issue.

But I’m not going to write about that…. Far too serious and too many people already spouting opinions.

This is just about strange eating preferences.

I worked with a woman who would not eat green food. When she told me that I immediately thought of green jello and thought ‘Okay’. And no broccoli or Brussels sprouts. That was getting a bit more serious.

Then I realized it also meant lettuce. And Key lime pie. And margaritas.And olives.

Recently I met a couple who didn’t eat alliums… no onions or garlic or shallots or leeks or….

How can one cook without alliums?

I, personally, don’t like raw onions but I can’t imagine cooking without them.

Sometimes, we just eat the onion.

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Bacon Stuffed Onion

A large onion, hollowed, filled with bacon and topped with cheese makes a fun first course.

  • Author: Katie Zeller
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: First Course

Ingredients

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  • 2 large red or sweet onions
  • 3oz (90gr) bacon, chopped
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 slices goat cheese, about 1/3″ (1cm) thick
  • 1 cup (8oz, 240ml) tomato sauce
  • 2 tbs white Balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tsp sweet soy sauce
  • 2 foil squares large enough to enclose onions
  • 1 tsp olive oil

Instructions

  • Cut an X in the top of each onion, about 1/4″ from the edges. Using a spoon or small knife (or both) hollow out the center of the onion. 
  • In a small skillet fry the bacon in olive oil until crisp.
  • Spoon the bacon into the onions.
  • Lay the goat cheese on top.
  • Lightly oil the center of the foil squares.
  • Place each onion on the foil.
  • Wrap very loosely so that the top of the foil is not touching the cheese.
  • Put on barbecue grill, but not over direct heat, and cook for 30 minutes.
  • Carefully open and test with a sharp knife. If done, remove and serve; if not, cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Sauce:
  • Heat tomato sauce, vinegar and soy sauce.
  • Spoon sauce onto 2 plates, top with onion and serve

Notes

The onions can be roasted, covered, for 35 – 40 minutes at 400F (200C).

Keywords: grilled onions, stuffed onions

Bacon Stuffed Onion

I really am not suited for gardening.

My Type A personality likes things orderly; everything in its proper place at the proper time and adhering to the schedule.

Surprises are not welcome.

I just went out to the potager to cut some herbs for dinner. As I often do, I walked around the outside of the garden to see if anything needed tending.

One of my delicata squash plants had wilted….. Seriously, wilted. All the leaves were on the ground. There are lots of unripe squash on that plant! I am not happy.

While I was staring at it, trying to figure out what happened, 2 rats ran across the leaves and into the tomatoes.

Rats!

Two rats!!!

These things are not supposed to happen to me. My potager is supposed to behave.

On the other hand….. my onions and shallots are all braided and safely hung in the cave.

Looking for the bright side…..

6 thoughts on “Bacon Stuffed Onions; rats”

  1. WOW! I really need an area just for onions next year! Those look wonderful. I planted probably 30 and out of those, I pulled 11 this week. That’s all that really grew to any size at all. The rest never developed. I’m rather upset by that.

    I will admit, I refuse to eat green jello, but that’s because I was on a jello and chicken broth diet for a week prior to a very delicate surgery. I could have nothing with red dye or anything red (beets come to mind) so it was pretty much the green jello and chicken broth according to the approved diet. I got so sick of green jello…and I won’t drink green things like smoothies or health drinks because I had a very bad experience on one of those. I refuse however, to give up my margaritas! 😉

    I need to make this onion recipe. I can’t imagine life without onions. Boggles the mind…

    • What an awful diet ! And I don’t do smoothies or health drinks. I prefer to eat my fruit and veg…..
      My onions were exceptional this year. Which was nice – after having them attacked by bunnies and worthless last year.
      Boggles the mind indeed…. They weren’t our ‘type; lol

  2. Rats… Ewwww! Rats!!

    Maybe that is what has caused our zucchini plant behind the garage to wither…. I haven’t seen rats but I suspect they’re around. 🙁

    (I will refrain from commenting on the “I don’t do ___fill_in_food_item_here__”; it’s best not to get me started.)

    • After more thought…. they could have been hedgehogs. So they went from ‘Ewwww’ to ‘Huh – cute’.
      But I really don’t know. I, once again, went on a search for tiny holes which I then plugged./ We’ll see….
      As to food do’s & don’ts – I keep quiet, mostly….

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