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BBQ Bloomin’ Onions

Serves 2

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

One of the most loved appetizers of all time is the deep fried Blooming Onion. Only thing is that there are a couple problems inherent in making them. They’re deep fried, so there are all of the calories, and they’re breaded, so some people will end up missing out on the deliciousness. Not so with these BBQ Bloomin’ Onions! Gluten-Free, and not deep fried, but barbecue baked to beautiful deliciousness, these BBQ Bloomin’ Onions are gloriously caramelized on the grill. If done correctly, the onion flavor deepens and becomes sweet. Serve with a delicious steak, or as an appetizer.

Ingredients

  • 1 large red onion
  • 2 tbsp. butter, melted
  • 2 tsp. garlic purée, approx. 2 cloves
  • 1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • BBQ sauce or Sriracha mayo for dipping (optional)

Directions

Preheat the grill to 375°F, preparing to use indirect heat.

In a microwave safe bowl, melt the butter. Stir in the garlic purée and balsamic vinegar.

Cut the top off your onion, then, if necessary, cut a little off the root end of the onion so that it will sit flat. Carefully remove the skin.

Use chopsticks to prevent you from cutting all the way through the onion and cut it into 8ths.

Gently spread the onion sections apart so that the butter can penetrate each petal, but don’t try to make the onion bloom, it will do that on its own when you put it on the grill. Spoon the butter mixture over the top of the onion.

Gently place the Bloomin’ Onion on the grill and BBQ for about 20 minutes using indirect heat.

Once the onion is cooked and soft, use a large spatula to gently move the Bloomin’ Onion to a serving plate. Serve with a delicious steak or with delicious dips as an appetizer.

Recipe from Napoleon Grills.

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