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Close up of glazed onions
Red Wine-Glazed Pearl Onions
Work Time
15 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
40 mins

Red Wine-Glazed Pearl Onions - a glorious side dish for prime rib.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Red Wine-Glazed Pearl Onions, Side dish
Calories: 459 kcal
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 bags (1 lb each) frozen white pearl onions thawed
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 thyme springs plus more for garnish
  • cup red wine vinegar
  • ½ cup dry red wine
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground pepper
  1. In al arge skillet, heat 1 tbsp oil over medium-high heat. Add 1 bag of onions, the bay leaf and 1 thyme sprig. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onions begin to turn deep golden brown in spots, 6 to 8 min. Transfer to a bowl with a slotted spoon. Repeat with remaining 1 tbsp oil, onions and thyme sprig. Return first batch to skillet.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together vinegar, wine, sugar and salt. Add to onions and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until liquid is the consistency of a syrup and onions are glazed, 20 to 25 min. discard bay leaf and stir in pepper. Garnish with thyme.
Recipe Notes

Use pearl onions from the frozen foods section at the grocer.  So much easier that fresh!

Nutrition Facts
Red Wine-Glazed Pearl Onions
Amount Per Serving
Calories 459 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Sodium 1170mg51%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Sugar 24g27%
Vitamin A 95IU2%
Vitamin C 3.2mg4%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.