Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins
This is a recipe that my grandmother used to make and taught it to me. Ironically, it is from a home-economics book that she had in school wayyyy back in 1956. My children are reputed "onion haters" but devour these every time... I always have to make the entire recipe for just the 3 of us.
- 6 large onions (i like to use the yellow)
- 3⁄4 cup boiling water
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt or 1⁄2 teaspoon salt substitute
- 1⁄2 lb sausage (turkey sausage works well too)
- 1⁄2 cup cooked navy beans
- 1⁄8 teaspoon pepper
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt (2nd measurement needed)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dry mustard
- 1⁄2 cup breadcrumbs
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped celery tops
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- Cook onions in the boiling, salted water for 20 minutes; Drain and cool.
- Cook sausage in frying pan until lightly browned; Drain off fat.
- Remove the centers of the onions, leaving a bottom so that the filling does not fall through; Set aside.
- Add beans, chopped onion centers, and seasonings to cooked sausage; mix well.
- Divide mixture and stuff into the 6 onion"bowls" you have created; place in baking dish.
- Mix bread crumbs, celery, and brown sugar together; sprinkle onto the top of each onion.
- Bake onions at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes.
- Wonderful when served with fresh, steamed green beans and clover leaf rolls.