Although it may look like a pile of caramelized onions, slowly reduced red wine and balsamic vinegar make this sweet, fruity, and tart onion jam so much more.
About the author: Joshua Bousel brings you new, tasty condiment each Wednesday and a recipe for weekend grilling every Friday. He also writes about grilling and barbecue on his blog The Meatwave whenever he can be pulled away from his grill.
Red Onion Jam
About This Recipe
|Yield:||Makes about 1 cup|
|Active time:||1 hour 15 minutes|
|Total time:||1 hour 15 minutes|
|This recipe appears in:||Sauced: Red Onion Jam|
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 pounds red onions, halved and thinly sliced
- 1 cup dry red wine
- 1/3 cup light brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt, plus more to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more to taste
Heat olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat until shimmering. Add onions and cook until softened and just translucent, 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add in wine, sugar, thyme, vinegar, and salt. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat low, and let simmer until liquid thickens and becomes syrupy, about 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste. Transfer onion jam to a bowl and let cool, then serve or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks, letting onion jam return to room temperature before using.