These "Grilled Bacon Wrapped Vidalia Onions" are so tasty and fun to serve! I like to grill anything I can outside during the summer to keep the oven off. However, if you don't want to grill, these can be placed in a baking dish and baked in the oven. Also, if Vidalia onions are not available, use any medium size sweet onion. I don't like the really huge onions for this, because they don't cook as fast, so I use the medium size ones. Serve these with a grilled steak or pork chops and they are amazing! Here is what you will need:
6 medium size sweet onions
3 Tbs. butter
Montreal steak seasoning or seasoned salt
6 slices Swiss or Provolone cheese (cut just big enough to cover the top so the onion)
6 slices bacon
1/2 cup of your favorite barbeque sauce
Cut top and bottom off of each onion so it sits flat and peel them. With a melon baller or a sharp knife scoop just a little bit of the very inside of the onion out to form a little bit of a bowl. Pack 1/2 Tbs. of butter into that little scoop out. Sprinkle the top of each onion with Montreal steak seasoning and black pepper. Wrap a slice of bacon around each onion and secure with a tooth pick. Place each onion on a square of heavy duty foil.
Cover each onion with a cheese slice.
Brush the tops and sides with the barbeque sauce. Cover the bacon with it. Pull the foil up and around each onion and twist the top to seal. Place on a medium hot grill and grill with the top down for about 40 minutes. Carefully remove from the grill and open them at the top so the steam escapes. I think it's easiest to cut the top open with kitchen shears.
Place on a serving plate to serve! You can cut each one into wedges for serving also, especially if your onions are larger! If you want to do these in the oven, place in a baking dish and cover with foil. Bake at 375 for 30 minutes, then uncover and bake for about 10 more minutes!