Baked Onions with Bacon and Stilton in a Creamy Mustard Sauce

Baked onions with bacon and Stilton in a creamy mustard sauce, these onions make the perfect accompaniment for your Sunday roast or Thanksgiving feast.

Baked onions with bacon and Stilton in a creamy mustard sauce

Thanksgiving is fast approaching for our American friends. I’ve started seeing all the wonderful food preparations being shared on instagram and talks of loved ones gathering. I cant help but feel we are missing out a little here. Thanksgiving seems like such a wonderful holiday. No loud build up or mad rush to buy presents. Just a time to give thanks for what we are great full for, appreciate the first harvest and gather family and friends together to enjoy good food. Like Christmas but without the cost and faff.

Baked onions with bacon and Stilton in a creamy mustard sauce

Baked onions with bacon and Stilton in a creamy mustard sauce

I guess our traditional Sunday roasts have the key elements of Thanksgiving, food and family. It was always tradition in our family, to gather without fail around the table on a Sunday for the roast dinner, even my brother usually with a hangover from Saturday night would have to join. This is tradition for lots of family’s including my boyfriends, his Dad cooking a roast every week. So when we lived at home I would often have two Roast dinners in one day. Jamie’s Dad would often roast whole onions to accompany the roast, these were new to my Sunday dinner plate and they were lovely sweet and caramelised. A vegetable in their own right not just an ingredient in a dish. So these baked onions are inspired by my boyfriends Dad, Keith. I have of course added a few little extras to pimp them up a little.

I hope anyone celebrating Thanksgiving next week has a wonderful time and if you don’t celebrate try and share a meal with your loved ones anyway, if you can.

Baked onions with bacon and Stilton in a creamy mustard sauce

Baked Onions with Bacon and Stilton in a Creamy Mustard Sauce

Baked onions with bacon and Stilton in a creamy mustard sauce

  • Cook Time: 1h

Ingredients

  • 8 Red Onions
  • 1 L Chicken stock
  • 3 Bay leaves
  • Sprig of rosemary
  • 100 g Stilton
  • Sprig of thyme
  • 30 g Crusty bread
  • 90 ml White wine
  • 150 ml Double cream
  • 1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1 tsp. oil
  • 150 g Bacon lardons

Instructions

  1. Peel and chop the top off each onion keeping them whole. Place in a large pan with the chicken stock and a bay leaf. bring to the boil and then simmer for 20 minutes until slightly soft.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180c/gas 4/ 350f/ gas 160. Drain the onions and cut the end off your cooked onions. Place into a baking dish, sprinkle with a little salt and crumble over the stilton cheese. Push in the bay leaves and rosemary.
  3. In a small pan add the cream and wine. Bring to the boil and then reduce the heat, stir in the Dijon mustard and simmer for a few minutes until thickens slightly. Pour over the onions, cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes.
  4. Whilst the onions are baking fry the bacon lardons in a little oil until crispy. Also make the bread crumbs, in a food processor blitz up the bread and the thyme to a crumb. Set aside.
  5. After 20 minutes take the onions out, uncover and sprinkle over the bread crumbs and bacon cook for a further 10 minutes uncovered. Serve as a side with your favourite roast.