Yesterday I wanted to make some caramelized onions to have on hand for burgers, pizzas, sandwiches – whatever strikes my fancy. I started making my standard recipe – and then realized I was out of regular balsamic vinegar. I got creative and I’m so happy I did! The raspberry balsamic adds a nice fruity sweetness and the garlic – it just melts! Perfection – I wouldn’t change a thing (except maybe add a sprig of fresh rosemary)!
There are so many uses for these onions (and garlic) – it makes a great topping for foccacia, burgers, flatbread, pizza, sandwiches…the list goes on and on! I like to keep a jar in the refrigerator. It also makes a great hostess gift when packed into a mason jar and tied with a nice ribbon!
Slow Roasted Raspberry Balsamic Onions and Garlic
3 large onions, sliced
1 head of garlic, peeled
2 tablespoons raspberry balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
pinch of black pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
Mix all ingredients together and place in a 1 quart casserole dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 2 hours, stirring occasionally, until onions and garlic are soft, caramelized and nicely browned. Let cool and store in the refrigerator.
This recipe cost under a dollar to make 5 ounces of finished product. I have never purchased anything like this at the store, so I’m not sure what the comparison would be. In my opinion, it’s worth it to make these from scratch. I can control the salt and sugar – there aren’t any preservatives and the seasoning options are limitless!
What are your favorite unusual condiments? Do you prefer to buy them or make them yourself? I’d love to hear from you!