This has the sweet Vidalia onion and it's just plain good. Other sweet onions can also be used if Vidalia is not in season. Try it, you'll like it.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place bacon in a heavy skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until crisp. Remove bacon, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings in skillet. Crumble bacon, and set aside.

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  • Cook onions in reserved drippings for 15 minutes, or until onion is soft and caramel colored. Stir in molasses, salt and pepper. Place in a serving dish, and sprinkle with crumbled bacon.

Nutrition Facts

244 calories; protein 5.5g 11% DV; carbohydrates 13g 4% DV; fat 19g 29% DV; cholesterol 28.6mg 10% DV; sodium 501.2mg 20% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/07/2008
Not bad. I am going to make it a second time and try it Chebelle's way. Just add white sugar to the pan as they start to brown and that will carmelize. I will let you know which way I like better. A little bit too molasses"y". But still good. UPDATE: I made them the other way that was suggested by a reviewer-Chebelle-I like her way much better. But you could probably use less molasses if you want and add some white sugar as they are carmelizing. They should be just as good. Enjoy! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/28/2007
I did not care for the molasses flavor at all! I've made caramelized onions before where the recipe called for a small amount of granulated white sugar and I'll go back to that. The white sugar added as the onions begin to saute helps them get brown and caramelized without adding that molasses flavor. Read More
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60 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 38
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 3 stars
12/28/2007
I did not care for the molasses flavor at all! I've made caramelized onions before where the recipe called for a small amount of granulated white sugar and I'll go back to that. The white sugar added as the onions begin to saute helps them get brown and caramelized without adding that molasses flavor. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/06/2008
Not bad. I am going to make it a second time and try it Chebelle's way. Just add white sugar to the pan as they start to brown and that will carmelize. I will let you know which way I like better. A little bit too molasses"y". But still good. UPDATE: I made them the other way that was suggested by a reviewer-Chebelle-I like her way much better. But you could probably use less molasses if you want and add some white sugar as they are carmelizing. They should be just as good. Enjoy! Read More
(48)
Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2009
These were awesome. I was slightly worried about the reviews talking about them being too molasses-y but I went for it and followed the recipe as is. So glad I did because these onions were fantastic. Put them on homemade chipotle burgers on fresh onion buns with monterey jack cheese roasted red peppers (also sauteed in the bacon fat) mayo lettuce and tomato. Seriously best homemade burger EVER. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2008
THESE WERE ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC. I DID CUT DOWN ON THE MOLASSES - ONLY USED 1 T. BECAUSE I THOUGHT 2 MIGHT BE A LITTLE TOO MUCH. THEY WERE PERFECT!!!!! GOOD TO EAT ALONE OR WITH STEAK HOT DOG OR HAMBURGER. Read More
(17)
Rating: 4 stars
03/22/2005
I don't eat meat other than fish so I didn't add the bacon. I wasn't too fond of the strong molasses taste but once I added some sugar it was great on top of salmon!:) I would make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/26/2008
As I sat next to the grill listening to the onions sizzle my mouth just watered. It was great! I also added red and green peppers and zucchini (spelling?) It was great will do again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/29/2008
I skipped the bacon because I made this as the filling for a savory tartlet. It was still Totally Awsome! Yum! Thanks for posting. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/10/2006
Nice recipe and very easy. Made mine to go with BBQ'd hamburgers. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/23/2011
Instead of molasses, or white suger, try it with a couple of tbsp of brown sugar! Mmmmmmmm! Read More
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