Caramelized Onion Jam….What????

onionDo you like sweet & savory, well this Darlin’s for you. A compadre nonchalantly mentioned she made Onion Jam to put on their Beef Dip Dinner….WHAT!!!! I have never heard of this, where have I been! What an awesome condiment. Here are examples of how you could use:
•put it on a steak sandwich or burger with a grainy mustard
•add it to pasta with roasted tomatoes and peppers
•stir it into your mashed potatoes
•shove some in your grilled cheese
•put some on a hot dog
•slather on your home-made pizza
•add it to a baked potato with sour cream
•add it to an omelet with mushrooms
•stand in front of your fridge and eat it directly from the jar
Here’s the easy directions: (I combined what I could remember my friend saying, a recipe from Shutterbean & adding my own touches)

•3 Tbsp Butter
•Drizzle of Extra virgin olive oil
•4 onions (I used 2 purple & 2 Walla Walla…I think you can use what ever kind you like)
•1/2 cup low sodium chicken stock
•2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
•1 Tablespoon organic coconut sugar
•coarse sea salt

In a sauce pan, heat butter over medium heat, throw in onions & drizzle olive oil. Cover, stirring occasionally until translucent, about 15 minutes. Add stock, vinegar, and sugar and cook uncovered, stirring occasionally until onions are caramelized, about 30 minutes. Season with salt and let jam cool completely.

Shutterbean recipe said that the jam will last in the fridge covered for up to two weeks. I believe it will last longer if you put in a sealed jar but I doubt it will be in your fridge for longer than a week…wink, wink.


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