Garrison's Bacon and Onion Relish (for Burgers)

Garrison Wayne

By
@TheOrganizedChef

I have always loved caramelized onions. I never thought about the bacon thing until recently, when I had the best burger ever on Coronado Island near San Diego. It was a premium cheese burger on a ciabatta bun, served simply with what they called bacon candy. My recipe is an attempt to duplicate my experience. I think my recipe is fairly straightforward and simple, but it does take some time. Make ahead, before you strike up the barbie, and you'll be glad you did.


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Serves:

6-8

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

1 Hr 40 Min

Method:

Pan Fry

Ingredients

1/2 lb
bacon, cooked, drained, chopped
2 large
onions, quartered, sliced
2 Tbsp
reserved bacon fat
1 tsp
salt
1/2 tsp
pepper
3 Tbsp
sun dried tomatoes, in oil, drained, chopped
1 1/2 Tbsp
balsamic vinegar
1 1/2 Tbsp
worcestershire sauce
1/4 c
brandy (or bourbon or rum)
1/2 c
kansas city style bbq sauce

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a fry pan, cook bacon until crisp (15-20 min). Remove from pan. When cooled, chop medium fine.
2
In the same pan, cook onions in 2 Tbsp reserved bacon fat. Keep heat at medium/lo. Stir occasionally. Onions should be nicely colored and cooked down. This should take about 40 minutes.
3
Add salt, pepper, chopped cooked bacon, tomatoes, vinegar, and worcestershire. Cook 10 minutes to reduce.
4
Add brandy and bbq sauce. Cook 10 more minutes to reduce.
5
Serve as a condiment on generous cheese burgers.