Sometimes I even amaze myself - No Sugar Onion Marmalade and Turkey Bistro Burger

OK everyone, here it is. This is my "I-cannot-believe-I-made-this-myself" onion marmalade recipe. It makes a small batch and could easily be doubled, quadrupled, etc. It is AMAZING. I could have eaten it by the spoonful without the burger.

No-Sugar Onion Marmalade (makes 12 servings)

2 slices of bacon, diced
1 1/2 pounds onions, sliced thin
2 t olive oil
1/2 t salt
2/3 C dark agave syrup
3/4 C red wine
1/4 C balsamic vinegar

Heat a large, non-reative skillet on medium. Add bacon and fry until the fat is rendered. Remove bacon from pan and drain on paper towel. Keep bacon for another use or discard.

Increase heat to medium-high. Add onions, olive oil and salt. Place lid on pan and let cook, undisturbed for 15 minutes. Remove pan, stir and continue to cook, sitrring every few minutes, until onions are golden brown.

Add the remaining ingredients. Cook over medium-high heat until reduced but still viscous (test by running your spoon thru the onions - if it leaves a long valley it is done.)

A nutritional analysis reveals that this is not a low cal food (so it unfortunately can't be eaten all the time) but is is low in sugar and has a good sugar to fiber ratio. Here's the analysis:

Amount Per Serving

Calories - 99
Calories from Fat - 7
Total Fat - 0.8g (1%)
Trans Fat - 0.0g
Cholesterol - 0mg
Sodium - 113mg (5%)
Total Carbohydrates - 20.5g (7%)
Dietary Fiber - 1.0g (4%)
Sugars 2.5g
Protein 0.6g
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 7%
Calcium 2%
Iron 2%

Are you drooling yet? You should be.

As you can see, I served the onion marmalade on a turkey burger with the crumbled bacon and bleu cheese. Later in the week, I served it with grilled slices of tri tip and also mixed it into my vinegrette and used it as a salad topping. Delish!


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