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Simple roasted onions

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Simple roasted onions

Side Serves 4 1h 35 min
These thyme-infused whole roasted onions are spectacularly simple to make and bursting with luscious flavour. They're good with a roast or sausages. Or try breaking them apart and spreading on toast with grilled goat's cheese or Brie. They re-heat well.


  • 8 red or white onions, roots left intact
  • knob of butter
  • 1 tbsp light brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp balsamic, sherry or red wine vinegar
  • 100ml veg stock
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
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Prep time: 5 min
Cooking time: 1h 30 min
  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 200°C/Gas 6.
  • Step 2

    Put the onions into a fairly close-fitting baking dish.
  • Step 3

    Melt the butter in a pan. Add the rest of the ingredients, then pour over the onions. Cover with foil and roast for 45 minutes.
  • Step 4

    Remove the foil and cook for another 45 minutes or so, until the onions are coloured and sticky.

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