BBQ Potatoes with Garlic and Onion

BBQ Potatoes with Garlic and Onion
BBQ Potatoes with Garlic and Onion

As a kid, I dreaded BBQ nights. It was always a meal of well done (charcoal) meats and foil wrapped potatoes drier than Death valley soil. It wasn’t until I was well into my adulthood that I even started to swerve towards thinking of the BBQ as anything but blackened charred food. It’s also probably the reason I like my steaks blue.

I started adding the onions on the bottom of the foil to prevent the potatoes from burning on the bottom. It resulted in a sweet caramelizing effect, and added not only flavor to the side, but also keep things from drying out and some nice color on the otherwise bland potato. You can add a pat of butter to the top before you wrap the spud to create a bit more moisture and give some added taste.

BBQ Spuds with Garlic and Onion

Serves 1
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 45 minutes
Total time 50 minutes
Dietary Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Meal type Side Dish
Misc Serve Hot
Occasion Barbecue
This is a great potato side for the BBQ. The onions caramelize on the bottom of the foil and keep the potato from drying out.


  • 1 Medium Potato
  • 1/4 cup Onion (White, diced)
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic (minced)
  • 1 pinch Salt and Pepper (to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon Butter (optional)


1. Wash and dry you potato and slice it into even slices.
2. Tear off a piece of aluminium foil and place the onions in the center. season it with a little salt and pepper.
3. Place the potato on top of the onions and then spread the garlic over the potato. season with salt and pepper.
4. Close up the foil and keep the potato on top.
5. Place the foil wrapped potato on the upper grill of the BBQ and set it to low heat. Cook for about 45 minutes until the potatoes are tender.
6. Remove from heat, unwrap and serve.


You can add a little butter to help the onions caramelize. Can be prepared a little ahead of time and kept in the refrigerator.

Sliced spuds
Sliced spuds
The onion base
The onion base
BBQ Potatoes ready to wrap
BBQ Potatoes ready to wrap
Yum! Enjoy.
Yum! Enjoy.

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