This dish started out as just an onion and a green pepper, but then it kind of took on a life of its own. I started out slightly caramelizing the onions, but then I found that I hadn't added enough oil. Instead of adding more oil, I thought I'd add some bacon for more flavor. Since I didn't want to completely caramelize the onions and the bacon I used was maple smoked, I added a bit of maple syrup. Overall, I think it turned out much better than expected while cooking and significantly better than the original planned dish!
|1 slice||bacon, chopped||or bacon bits|
|1/2 tablespoon||maple syrup|
|1 teaspoon||oil||I used olive.|
|1 teaspoon||jalapeno sauce|
- Slice onion "with the grain." Onions tend to stay together better while cooking when sliced "with the grain" as opposed to "against the grain."
- Heat oil, chopped bacon, and onions, stirring to coat.
- Add in maple syrup after caramelization starts. The sugars in the maple syrup will also help the caramelization process.
- When onions are almost sufficiently caramelized, add in jalapeno sauce and green peppers.
- Continue cooking until green peppers are finished. I stopped when the green peppers were still slightly crunchy.