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:

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

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Stud the onions with cloves. Place in slow cooker and sprinkle with salt, peppercorns, thyme and orange zest.
2
Pour 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.
3
Keep onions warm. In a saucepan over medium heat, reduce cooking liquid by half.
4
When 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