• 2 to 3 large Spanish onions
  • 6 to 9 whole cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cracked black peppercorns
  • Pinch ground thyme
  • Grated zest and juice of 1 orange
  • 1/2 cup condensed beef broth, undiluted
  • Finely chopped fresh parsley, optional
  • Hot pepper sauce, optional


  1. Stud onions with cloves. Place in slow cooker stoneware and sprinkle with salt, peppercorns, thyme and orange zest. Pour orange juice and beef broth over onions, cover and cook on LOW for 8 hours or on High for 4 hours, until onions are tender.
  2. Keep onions warm. In a saucepan over medium heat, reduce cooking liquid by half.
  3. When ready to serve, cut onions into quarters. Place on a deep platter and cover with sauce. Sprinkle with parsley, if desired, and pass the hot pepper sauce, if desired.

Recipe Yield: Yield: 10 servings

Nutritional Information Per Serving:

Calories: 20
Fiber: 1 grams
Sodium: 188 milligrams
Protein: 1 grams
Carbohydrates: 4 grams

Diabetic Exchanges

1 Vegetable

America’s Everyday Diabetes Cookbook

Book Title: America's Everyday Diabetes Cookbook

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