Garrison's Bacon and Onion Relish (for Burgers)

Garrison Wayne


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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10 Min
1 Hr 40 Min
Pan Fry


1/2 lb
bacon, cooked, drained, chopped
2 large
onions, quartered, sliced
2 Tbsp
reserved bacon fat
1 tsp
1/2 tsp
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


1In a fry pan, cook bacon until crisp (15-20 min). Remove from pan. When cooled, chop medium fine.
2In 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.
3Add salt, pepper, chopped cooked bacon, tomatoes, vinegar, and worcestershire. Cook 10 minutes to reduce.
4Add brandy and bbq sauce. Cook 10 more minutes to reduce.
5Serve as a condiment on generous cheese burgers.