Yes, you guessed it, the state vegetable of the 45th state to join the union, Utah, is the sweet onion, and like so many other vegetables on the grill, the char and caramelization makes them a slightly sweet and very flavorful pairing for any meats you might also be grilling.
Here is the complete recipe that calls for:
2 pounds sweet onions (such as Vidalia, Walla Walla, Maui, or Texas Sweet)
Olive oil for grilling
1 cup balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
½ teaspoon crushed pink peppercorns (optional)
½ teaspoon kosher salt; more to taste
Try serving them along with pork chops or as a summer salad with sliced tomatoes.
As for a pairing beer, try a crisp, refreshing pilsner like Utah Brewing Collective’s Provo Girl or even, a probably easier to find, Pilsner Urquell.
Cheers and happy grilling!