• Cheese And Bacon Stuffed Onions

    STUFFED ONIONSWatching your carbs? These stuffed onions are perfectly legal, extremely easy, and a little off of the norm, which makes them a really cool thing to serve when you have guests.

    I won’t be able to show you how pretty a platter of stuffed onions can be since I am only making two today, but trust me, your guests will comment!

    Ingredients

    2 large onions
    ½ stick of butter, pliable
    4 Ounces Cream Cheese, crumbled
    4 slices bacon, fried and crumbled
    Oregano (Anything works: chili powder, thyme, etc.)
    Garlic or Garlic Salt
    Cayenne Pepper

    1. Peel your onions and cut a deep (not to the bottom) circular hole into the top of each. There is probably an artistic way to do this, but since there is no artistry in me, I just cut!

    This can be made with a much larger cavity if you will  take more time than I did.

    This can be made with a much larger cavity if you will take more time than I did.

    2. I normally run fresh garlic around the inside of the onions but since I do not have any today, I just sprinkled with garlic salt.

    3. Sprinkle some of the cayenne pepper in the onion “bowl” and then add a bit of your spice. I had some fresh oregano that I froze last week, and I used that.

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    4. Rub butter on the outside of the onions and sprinkle them lightly with your salt and maybe come cayenne pepper.

    5. In a bowl, combine your cream cheese and butter and mix well. Add the rest of your spice to the mixture.

    6. Stir in your crumbled bacon.

    Your filling will be very thick.

    Your filling will be very thick.

    7. Fill your onions. I used all of the mixture but about a tablespoon, piling the stuffing high enough that it will run down the sides of the onions as they cook.

    I pile the filling high so that it will run down and over the onion.

    I pile the filling high so that it will run down and over the onion.

    8. Seal onions individually in foil. Seal tightly, not letting the top of the foil touch the top of the onions. If you do not get a good seal, your juice will escape, and you are going to  want to spoon it over the onions before serving.

    Seal very tightly without touching the onion.

    Seal very tightly without touching the onion.

    9. Put onions in a pan and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until they are as soft as you like them. Just BE SURE that you are careful when you unseal since it is very easy to let them burn you!

    I did not have the time to plate these as I would if they were "for company." You will have to picture them either on a bed of greens or on brown rice. Yum!

    I did not have the time to plate these as I would if they were “for company.” You will have to picture them either on a bed of greens or on brown rice. Yum!

    These look very pretty plated on a bed of lettuce or brown rice. Just remember that rice is a no no for a low carb lifestyle!

    About Fredda Jones

    Fredda Davis Jones was raised “in the country” in Comanche County and learned very early that creativity and innovation are traits that can flourish even in small-town Texas and that with enough effort, indeed nothing is impossible, including being married to the same man for over 40 years! Rickey and Fredda have 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and a crazy life that includes sitting in the bleachers several times a week. The rest of her time is spent creating great content for texansunited.com and marketing small-town Texas.
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    4 Responses to Cheese And Bacon Stuffed Onions

    1. Nicky says:

      Fredda, I can see these with a sweet vidalia onion. They compliment a grilled ribeye perfect. Don’t you think? Thanks so much for sharing this with us today during Little Family Adventure’s FB party.

    2. These sound amazing Fredda!

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