making life sweeter
There’s nothing quite like the flavor of a fresh, true sweet onion, but cooking with these little gems can be a bit tricky. The unique composition of a sweet onion makes them a wonderful ingredient in some dishes and a terrible choice for others. For the best results when cooking sweet onions consider these helpful tips:

Use sweets: Raw in sandwiches and salads; lightly grilled-whole or sliced, gently roasted or quickly baked; in stir-frys; power bowls, street tacos and other fresh fare. They are delicious caramelized but take care not to stir them too rigorously or cook them at too high a temperature

Avoid using in: Slow-cooker or long-simmering recipes like chili, stews, soup or in baked casserole dishes. Prolonged cooking breaks down the delicate texture and flavor of sweet onions.

Please browse through our wonderful selection of Sweetie Sweet Onion Recipes below. You’re sure to find some that will become family favorites. We invite you to join our Onion ObsessionSM Club to periodically receive information and recipes featuring onions.
3 cups fresh corn kernels (cut from about 6 ears)
2 cups frozen lima beans, defrosted
1 garlic clove, minced
3 uncooked bacon slices
1 medium yellow or sweet onion, chopped
1 pint cherry tomatoes, washed and halved
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
3/4 cup vegetable or chicken stock
1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
Heat a large skillet to medium. Cook bacon 7 minutes or until crisp, turning once. Remove bacon, reserving 2 tablespoons of drippings in skillet. Drain bacon on paper towels, and crumble.

Sauté onion in hot drippings over medium-high heat 5 minutes. Stir in corn, and cook, stirring often, 6 minutes or until corn is tender. Stir in tomatoes, cooked lima beans, and stock. Cook, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes. Stir in butter. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with crumbled bacon. Garnish with herbs and serve warm.
If you love fresh, summer-sweet corn then this is the dish for you. Salty bacon is sautéed with sweet corn kernels and creamy lima beans and the vegetables are garnished with fresh garden herbs. You can use canned or frozen corn kernels for this recipe but we recommend waiting to make this until you can find fresh corn on the cob.
10 minutes
20 minutes
Looking for inspiration? Try these recipes:
Grilled Corn and Black Bean Salad
Grilled Corn and Black Bean Salad
Scrambled Egg and Caramelized Onion Breakfast Sandwiches
Scrambled Egg and Caramelized Onion Breakfast Sandwiches
California Chicken Burgers
California Chicken Burgers
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