BIG EASY BRAISED ONIONS

Ellen Bales

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@Starwriter

The Big Easy is the nickname for New Orleans, where I once lived. These onions were inspired by an old Creole recipe for Spanish onions, according to the author of Delicious & Dependable Slow Cooker Recipes, where I found this delectable dish. Photo from same.


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Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Serves:
8 to 10
Prep:
5 Min
Cook:
8 Hr
Method:
Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients

2 to 3 large
spanish onions
6 to 9
whole cloves
1/2 tsp
salt
1/2 tsp
cracked black peppercorns
1 pinch
ground thyme
grated zest and juice of 1 orange
1/2 c
condensed beef broth, undiluted
finely chopped fresh parsley, optional
hot pepper sauce, optional

Step-By-Step

1Stud the onions with cloves. Place in slow cooker and sprinkle with salt, peppercorns, thyme and orange zest.

2Pour orange juice and beef broth over onions, cover and cook on LOW for 8 hours, or on HIGH for 4 hours, until onions are tender.

3Keep onions warm. In a saucepan over medium heat, reduce cooking liquid by half.

4When ready to serve, cut onions into quarters. Place on a deep platter and cover with the sauce. Sprinkle with parsley, if desired, and the hot pepper sauce, if desired.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Cajun/Creole
Other Tags: For Kids, Healthy