Bacon Stuffed Onion

Bacon Stuffed Onion

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


  • 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


  • 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


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

Keywords: grilled onions, stuffed onions

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