Caramelised Onion and Mushroom Spread
40 mins (prep 10, cooking 30)
13 ingredients
3 servings
Spread this on crusty bread or savoury biscuits, use it as a topping for tartlets or as a delicious spread in sandwiches. Used as a sandwich spread, I simply add something like a slice of roasted red pepper and baby spinach leaves. Or slices of ham. I adapted this recipe from one I found online because I was not satisfied with the gourmet spreads I'd been buying. Well they classified themselves as gourmet but they were, in fact, rather ordinary and also quite expensive! I love the fact that this recipe also has mushrooms in it - and a few other goodies! The original recipe must have been a Birds Eye recipe as it specified using Birds Eye Frozen Sliced Onions. I've slightly increased the mushrooms and garlic as I generally do with recipes and I've added leeks as the combination of flavours from onions, leeks and garlic is just so delicious. And I've also added thyme. Vary the garlic - and any of the ingredients - to suit your taste preferences. I've suggested adding more balsamic vinegar if your onion mixture seems too dry. If like me, you are a bit inexact in the measurement of some of the ingredients - oh, I may as well use all of that! - ;) this would obviously be the easiest way to correct this. Have fun playing with this recipe - and I hope that you enjoy it. I keep meaning to add some chopped nuts, probably walnuts, and must try to remember to do so next time I make this.

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Serving Size (466.05 g)
Servings 3
Amount per Serving
Calories 190.89 Calories from Fat 121.59
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13.51g 62.35%
Saturated Fat 5.89g 88.3%
Trans Fat 0.33g %
Cholesterol 21.5mg 21.5%
Sodium 75.47mg 9.43%
Total Carbohydrate 15.86g 15.86%
Dietary Fiber 1.4 g 16.76%
Sugars 12.98 g %
Protein 4.43g 26.59%
Vitamin A 250.17IU% Vitamin C 3.74mg%
Calcium 21.39mg% Iron 0.85mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
sliced onions, swiss, fresh ground black pepper