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big easy braised onions

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Ellen Gwaltney Bales
Indianapolis, IN

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.

★★★★★ 1
serves 8 to 10
prep time 5 Min
cook time 8 Hr
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients For big easy braised onions

  • 2 to 3 lg
    spanish onions
  • 6 to 9
    whole cloves
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 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

How To Make big easy braised onions

  • 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.