Beef-Stuffed Onions

Serve these onions for dinner, alongside a salad and a sweet side.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 1 hourDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4


  • 4 large onions, peeled
  • 1 lb. grass-fed ground beef
  • 1⁄4 tsp. ground allspice
  • 1⁄4 tsp. dried dill
  • 3 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice, divided
  • 2 tsp. dried parsley
  • 1⁄4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 Tbsp. almond flour
  • 2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 8 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 cup all-natural chicken broth


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Cutting across the onions (not from bottom to top), cut the top 1⁄3 off the onions. Scoop out the onion cores.
  • Chop the onion cores and add to the ground beef , allspice, dill, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, parsley, pepper, and egg; mix well. Fill the onion halves with the meat mixture. Sprinkle flour over the top.
  • Add the oil to a deep 3 1⁄2-quart nonstick skillet and bring it to temperature over medium heat. Add the onions to the pan, meat side down, and sauté for 10 minutes or until browned.
  • Arrange the onions in an oven-proof casserole dish so that the meat side is up. Top with thyme. Mix the remaining tablespoon of lemon juice into the broth; pour the broth around the onions. Bake for 40 minutes, or until the onion is soft and the meat is cooked through.