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Spicy Red Onion Jam

This is an easy to made spread that will boost the flavor profile of your hamburgers, sandwiches, meats and even vegetables.
Course Condiment
Cuisine American
Keywords Red Onion Spread
Cooking Method Pan Fried
Hot/Cold Dish Cold
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 12 servings

What You Will Need:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 red onions - peeled and sliced into slivers
  • 2 cloves garlic - sliced
  • 2 chipotle chiles in adobo - diced
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne
  • Salt and/or Pepper - to taste



  • Heat the oil in a large skillet on medium heat.
  • Add the sliced onions and garlic, and stir while sauteing for 10 minutes or until softened and caramelized.
  • Cover, and cook for 20 more minutes, stirring once.
  • Add the chipotle chiles, balsamic vinegar and cayenne.
  • Stir often, cook until the vinegar is reduced and onions are a dark, red brown color, about 10-15 minutes.
  • Add salt to taste.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature.
  • Yield: about 1/2 pint


Will keep in the refrigerator for 2 weeks.
Note: You can add more chipotle chiles if you want it to be hotter or easily double or triple this recipe with the servings slider.


Nutrition Facts
Spicy Red Onion Jam
Amount Per Serving (1 Tbsp)
Calories 40 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 35mg2%
Potassium 39mg1%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 135IU3%
Vitamin C 1.5mg2%
Calcium 8mg1%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.