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Balsamic Onions

  • prep: 5 mins
    total time: 50 mins
  • servings: 4


  • 2 large red onions
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar


  1. Step 1

    In a medium saucepan, combine onions, cut into 8 wedges each (trim core if pieces won't separate), thyme, and olive oil. Season with coarse salt and ground pepper; toss to combine.

  2. Step 2

    Cover and cook over medium-low, stirring occasionally, until onions release their moisture, 30 to 35 minutes.

  3. Step 3

    Reduce heat to low; leave cover on, and cook onions until golden, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes.

  4. Step 4

    Stir in balsamic vinegar; cook until syrupy, 1 to 2 minutes.

Everyday Food, November 2005