Zippy (or not) Balsamic Onion Jam

Another winner from our weekly food kit!

This red onion jam with balsamic vinegar is nicely spiced (or not, that is up to you) with crushed red pepper flakes and worked a treat on this burger with cheese, baby arugula, and aioli.


it would work a treat on most any sammich, think grilled cheese, or mebbe a wrap of some sort.

It is also wicked simple to make.

•1/2 large red onion
•1-1/2 tsp olive oil
•1/4 tsp Seasoned Salt
•1/4 tsp black pepper
•1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
•1/4 tsp red pepper flakes

Warm the olive oil in a pan over medium heat, then add the onion, Seasoned Salt, and pepper and cook, stirring every now and then until browned, mebbe 10 to 13 minutes.

Note: if the pan appears to be getting too dry, add water, one tablespoon at a time, during this part. I ended up adding two tablespoons.

Stir in the balsamic vinegar and bring to a simmer, stirring, for one to two additional minutes, until any liquid in the pan is mostly cooked off.

Remove from the heat, stir in the red pepper flakes, and enjoy.

Note: feel free to cut back on the amount of red pepper flakes you use, that 1/4 teaspoon in this small batch of jam is quite zippy; but that zippiness works really well with the baby arugula and aioli on this burger, so mebbe give it a try.

This is a small batch; just enough for two, mebbe three sammiches.

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