These Balsamic Glazed Pearl Onions with Bacon are perfect for any dinner table as a side dish or spooned over roasted or grilled meat. The caramelization! keviniscooking.com
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Balsamic Glazed Pearl Onions with Bacon

These Balsamic Glazed Pearl Onions with Bacon are perfect for any dinner table as a side dish or spooned over roasted or grilled meat. The caramelization! Adapted from Cooking Light.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Side Dish, Vegetable
Cuisine: American, Western
Keyword: balsamic glazed onions, caramelized onions, pearl onion recipe
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 175kcal
Author: Kevin Is Cooking

Ingredients

  • 4 slices bacon cut into thin strips
  • 1 1/2 tbsp butter divided
  • 2 14.5-oz. pkg. frozen pearl onions, thawed and drained or fresh (See Note 1)
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley

Instructions

  • Render bacon until crispy brown in skillet. Drain on paper towels and crumble. Reserve bacon fat in skillet.
  • If you can’t find frozen pearl onions:
  • Trim the root end of the onion and place the onions in a pan of boiling water. Let them boil for about 1 to 2 minutes and then transfer them to a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking. Pinch each onion at its stem end and it will pop out of its skin.
  • Heat bacon fat and 1 tablespoon butter in a skillet over medium-low heat. Add onions and cook 20 minutes, stirring or gently shaking pan back and forth occasionally.
  • Sprinkle sugar over onions and cook 2 minutes. Stir in vinegar and water. Cover, reduce heat to low, and cook 25 minutes. Stir in crumbled bacon and pepper to taste. Top with parsley and serve.

Notes

  1. If using fresh pearl onions get 2 pounds. Trim the root end of the onion and place the onions in a pan of boiling water. Let them boil for about 1 to 2 minutes and then transfer them to a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking. Pinch each onion at its stem end and it will pop out of its skin.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 175kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 133mg | Potassium: 272mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 195IU | Vitamin C: 12.9mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 0.6mg