Glazed sprouts with caramelised red onions

Fry red onions in butter until golden and fragrant, then cover with a sweet and tangy sherry vinegar dressing for a delicious Christmas side

  • Prep:10 mins
    Cook:10 mins
  • Serves 8
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 92
  • fat 4g
  • saturates 2g
  • carbs 8g
  • sugars 7g
  • fibre 5g
  • protein 3g
  • salt 0.1g


  • 25g butter
  • 2 red onions, cut into wedges
  • 700g Brussels sprouts (small ones if you can get them)
  • 1 tbsp demerara sugar
  • 2 tsp sherry vinegar


  1. Heat the butter in a large, heavy-based frying pan and add the onions. Cook over a medium heat for 6-8 mins, turning occasionally, until golden and caramelised. Meanwhile, cook the sprouts in a pan of boiling salted water for 3-4 mins until just tender.

  2. Stir the sugar and vinegar into the onions and allow to bubble for a few secs. Remove from the heat, drain the sprouts thoroughly and toss through the onion mixture to serve.

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