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!
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!