I love this stuff. It is years since I made it, I have been meaning to make more for a long time. This wet weekend and some cheap onions made today a good time.
2 Kg Red onions
1 Kg ordinary onions
1 Bulb garlic
two or three tablespoons bacon fat with two tablespoons olive oil
1 cup (250g) Brown Sugar
1/2 cup Honey
3 cups (750ml) Red Wine
1 Cup (250 Ml) Port, ie, fortified Red Wine
1 cup (250Ml) Red wine Vinegar
1 Tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar
2 Bay leaves
1 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon mixed English Herbs – Parsley, Sage Rosemary and Thyme
peel, halve and thinly slice the onions and garlic
sautee them in the bacon fat/oil until translucent and beginning to brown
add the remaining ingredients and bring to the boil,
turn down as low as possible to a very slow simmer and stir periodically over the next 3 to 4 hours, keeping a more watchful eye on it as it thickens up towards the end.
when it is thick and glossy, with little or no free liquid, remove the bay leaves and bottle into hot jars.
Makes approximately 3 litres or slightly less.
Have enough jars on hand.