Balsamic-Glazed Pearl Onions

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Kittencal@recipezazz

This makes a fantastic side dish to a prime-rib beef roast or a pork roast dinner, or to any beef or pork dish! This will serve about 6 people but can easily be doubled. Use a large package of frozen pearl onions for this recipe, and also fresh pearl onions can be used, just blanch in boiling water, cool then peel.

Top Review by El Bee

Served today alongside standing rib roast & eggplant "steaks" for Easter dinner. They were a big hit--I didn't get one!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 9 cups frozen pearl onions
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 12 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon sugar (optional or to taste)
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 -2 tablespoon butter


  1. In a large skillet heat oil over medium-high heat, then saute the onions until lightly browned (about 5-6 minutes).
  2. Add in balsamic vinegar and water; simmer stirring occasionally until the onions are tender (about 12-15 minutes).
  3. Transfer the onions to a bowl using a slotted spoon (reserve the liquid).
  4. Simmer the reserved liquid until thick and syrupy and reduced to about 1/2 cup.
  5. Season the liquid with salt and pepper and a little sugar if desired.
  6. Transfer the onions back to the skillet and coat with the liquid.
  7. Add in the butter, stirring and heat slightly until the butter has melted.
  8. Transfer to a bowl.
  9. Delicious.

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