Easy Onion Side Dish

I got this recipe from my mother in law who got it, I think, from Southern Living. It’s so simple and surprisingly delicious. A fantastic accompaniment to, well frankly, any kind of meat other than fish. It’s particularly yummy served with beef or chicken.


  • 2 medium to large Vidalia or other sweet onions. You can also use white onions, but the sweet are better.
  • 2 beef bouillon cubes
  • 2 Tbsp margarine
  1. Cut the top and bottom off of each onion and remove papery skin.
  2. Using a paring knife, cut a little hole in the top of each onion, large enough to fit a bouillon cube.
  3. Slip a bouillon cube in each onion and place 1 Tbsp of margarine over the top of each. You may substitute a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil instead of the margarine.
  4. Set the onions in a microwave safe dish and cover.
  5. Microwave on high for 8-10 minutes (8 for medium onions, 10 for large ones).

Voila! You’ll have a delicious and tender side dish.

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