Easy to make caramelized onions are a great addition to burgers, chicken or steak. So easy to make early in the day they are a terrific side dish even during grilling season.
Caramelized Onions Recipe
We often have leftover London Broil. It makes great sandwiches for lunch or hot sandwiches for supper. one of our favorite ways to serve it is with caramelized onions.
I’ve been making sautéd onions for so many years I never thought to share my simple recipe until now. I actually learned this from my dad who used to make this all the time when I was growing up.
We all get sidetracked from time to time and there is not always enough time to cook up a big meal. Just adding some onions to a plain ol’ grilled burger, chicken or pork chops can make it special. I always like adding mushrooms, but that’s just my preference. You can add them or just make the onions.
To caramelize 1 or 2 onions it only takes about 15 minutes for them to cook. This can be done while you are getting the burgers on the grill and setting the table. Or you can make them early in the day or a day in advance. They will stay fresh in the fridge for about 3 days.
Caramelized Onions Recipe
Caramelized Onions recipe makes a delicious topping for grilled burgers or leftover steak for sandwiches. Make this recipe any time of year, winter or when grilling in summer.
- Prep Time: 5-8 min.
- Cook Time: 15-25 min.
- Total Time: 35-40 min
- Yield: 1 1/2 cups
- Category: Side Dish
- Cuisine: American
- 1-2 large onions (yellow, red or vidalia)
- (optional)6-8 medium Baby Bella Mushrooms, sliced
- 1 tsp. avocado oil
- 1 TBLS. butter
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- add pepper to taste.
- Cut onions in half and slice to your preference (I like mine thin, but you can cut them any way you like).
- In a heavy skillet heat the oil and add in the butter.
- Add in the onions when the butter is melted and stir to break apart the slices.
- Stir in the salt and cook on medium heat, stirring occasionally so they don’t burn. I have non-stick pans so they do not stick to the pan but they can burn.
- After about 6-7 minutes you will notice they are starting to brown (if using mushrooms you would add them now). Continue cooking until they reach the level of browning and caramelization you like. This process usually takes me a total of 15 minutes.
The cooking time will depend on the amount of onions and the type of skillet you use.
The yield on this recipe will depend on how many onions mushrooms you use.
Most often I’ll make just 1 very large onion and it’s enough for 3 burgers, chicken breasts or pork chops.
Use as many onions you think you will need, keeping in mind that more onions in the pan will take a little longer to cook.
You can always dress up leftovers by adding the sweetness of the caramelized onions. Occasionally I make mushrooms to add to the onions when we have a large family gathering.
This is a simple and easy recipe. It packs a punch of flavor when added to leftovers. Often we have grilled steak, chicken or pork chops leftover. The onions perk up dinner for the second time around.
If you want to dress up the plain Air Fryer baked chicken cutlets you can top them with these delicious caramelized onions. Dinner just became special!