Oven Braised Onions with Ham

Recipe by Lorac

Oven braising adds an intriguing flavor that cannot be achieved by stovetop cooking. I like to serve this at room temperature with herb topped baked chicken breasts. This is a treasured recipe I found many years ago in the Boston Sunday Globe Magazine.

Top Review by hazel1123

These are really good! I bought the onions at a farmer's market this morning and really was clueless about what to do with them. We had this for lunch served over mixed salad greens. It was so good - my whole family was wondering why we had such a 'special' lunch. Thank you Lorac

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Drop the unpeeled onions into a large pan of boiling water, cook 30 seconds, then drain and rinse with cold water.
  3. Cut a thin slice off the root end of each onion and peel off the skin.
  4. Heat oil in an oven proof skillet.
  5. Add bacon, red pepper, tomato paste, broth, vinegar, bay, thyme, salt and pepper and bring to a boil.
  6. Add onions, cover and bake 30-40 minutes or until onions are tender.

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