Monday, October 3, 2011

Onions Galore!

Do you love grilled onions on your sandwich?  Do you look forward to ordering grilled onions on a burger when you eat out?  Now you can have them ready at home to add a flavor punch any time.

Since I'm not really grilling the onions, I named them Onion Confit.  According to wiseGEEK, the definition of confit is "a condiment of fruit or vegetables cooked to the consistency of jam,"  and that depicts my onions perfectly.  And believe me, they are tasty!

Onion Confit

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 1/2 pounds onions, about 3 medium, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/3 cup dry red wine
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

Warm olive oil in 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat.  Stir in onions, sugar, salt, and pepper.  Cover and cook 30 minutes until onions are soft, stirring occasionally.

Uncover skillet and stir in wine and vinegar.  Continue to cook, stirring frequently, for about 35 minutes, or until all liquid is absorbed.  Makes 1 1/4 cups.  Each 2-tablespoon serving has 1 point plus and 56 calories.

Note: The Onion Confit freezes well.

Here is one way to use the confit:  a sandwich with Jarlsberg Lite Swiss cheese, avocado, arugula, light mayonnaise, and Onion Confit on Great Harvest Whole Grain Goodness bread.  Yum!


  1. Yummmerz Tracy.. This recipe is a must try (I now have a folder for you - SMH!! someday. I'll catch up on all your recipes...LOL)..LOVE IT.. Have a wonderful week girlie.. xo~

  2. Oh, Tracy...this is FABULOUS! I love grilled onions on ANYTHING! Thank so much for this one!

  3. Can't wait to try it. I love grilled onions.