Vidalia Onion Relish

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 1 hour


3 cups

Updated: Apr. 25, 2023
Burgers and brats get the star treatment with this sweet onion topping. Bourbon adds a lovely caramel note, and the crushed pepper flakes turn up the heat. —Janet Roth, Tempe, Arizona
Vidalia Onion Relish Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 4 large sweet onions, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/3 cup bourbon
  • 4 plum tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Cooked sausage or meat of your choice


  1. In a large saucepan, cook onions in oil over medium heat 40-45 minutes or until onions are golden brown, stirring occasionally. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Remove from heat. Add bourbon, stirring to loosen browned bits from pan.
  2. Stir in remaining ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 15-20 minutes or until thickened. Store in airtight containers in the refrigerator up to 1 week. Serve with sausage or other meat.

Nutrition Facts

2 tablespoons: 65 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 56mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch.

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