Mulled Wine Onion Relish

Published 12th December, 2022

Cuisine: Australian   Serves: 4

Preparation: 10 Mins   Cooking: 25 Mins


  • 3 Red Onions, peeled and sliced
  • 1 tbls Olive Oil
  • ⅓ Cup Brown Sugar
  • ¾ Cup Dried Cranberries
  • ⅓ Cup Red Wine
  • 3 tbls Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 + ½ tsp Sea Salt
  • 1 tsp Cracked Black Pepper
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick
  • 1 Star Anise Pod
  • ½ tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • ½ tsp Ground Cloves
  • ½ tsp Ground Nutmeg


  1. To prepare the mulled wine onion relish, heat the olive oil in a heavy based saucepan over medium heat, add the onions and cook for 10-15 minutes, stirring frequently until the onion is soft.
  2. Reduce to a low heat, add the sugar, dried cranberries, red wine, balsamic vinegar, cinnamon stick, star anise pod, ground cinnamon, ground cloves and ground nutmeg. Season with sea salt and cracked black pepper.
  3. Cook for 15 minutes, stirring every few minutes until the onions are caramelised and the sauce has thickened. Remove the cinnamon stick and star anise pod. Store in sterilised jars.

Cook’s Tip

  1. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Delicious served with cheeseburger sliders or turkey burgers.