Baked Onions with Country Ham
A bit of brown sugar and beef broth add a whole lot of flavor to these easy onions. The ham almost becomes a side dish for this star performer!
8 tablespoons butter, softened
4 tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar
8 tablespoons white distilled vinegar
4 tablespoons beef broth
4 teaspoons dried rosemary
4 teaspoons crushed dried thyme
1 cup sliced mushrooms
4 white onions, peeled, ends trimmed
4 ounces diced ham
1/4 cup chopped green onions
1 tomato, diced
- Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Cut four 12×12-inch squares of aluminum foil.
- Divide butter, brown sugar, vinegar, broth, rosemary, thyme and mushrooms among foil squares. Place onions on top of mushroom mixture; draw corners of foil together to seal.
- Place foil packets in a baking pan and bake until onions are soft, about 40 minutes. Transfer onions and mushrooms to serving plates, reserving the cooking liquid. Set aside.
- Heat liquid in a saucepan and stir in ham, green onions and tomato. Season with salt and pepper to taste; heat through. Serve alongside onions and mushrooms.
Makes 4 servings.