Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 32 mins

Makes a posh vegetable side-dish. This recipe originally came from a really old Readers Digest cookbook but I've tweaked it a little (as you do).

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a saucepan heat the oil, add the onions, over moderate heat cook uncovered for about 10 minutes, stirring frequently.
  2. Add the garlic, wine, stock, tomato paste, raisins, orange rind, basil, thyme and pepper.
  3. Bring to a simmer and cook uncovered for about 20 minutes or until onions are tender, stir frequently.
  4. Raise the heat to high and cook, stirring until the sauce has thickened (about 3 minutes).
  5. This can be made made several days ahead (refrigerate) and reheated at serving time.


Most Helpful

These onions are great. I used fresh herbs and chicken stock, also used sultanas. Next time I make it, I'll quadruple the recipe so there's some leftovers!

JustJanS March 22, 2002

Wonderful recipe! I used large onions cut into quarters, so it wasn't the elegant dish that the recipe suggests... but it tasted superb! Definitely one to repeat.

Dale January 21, 2002

Sounds delicious, is delicious, but quite large recipie for me. Very simple, and that is how I like it. I'm a kid, and I can do it!

Harry J May 22, 2002

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