I’ve been making onions and mushrooms 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.
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.
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 are you think you will need, keeping in mind that more onions in the pan will take a little longer to cook.
Add the caramelized onions to a burger or cheeseburger. Sometimes the sweetness of the caramelized onions is just what you need to dress up leftovers. I like to add mushrooms but it’s a personal preference.
Caramelized Onions & Mushrooms
- 1-2 large onions (yellow, red or vidalia)
- 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, this is when you would add in the mushrooms if using. Continue cooking until they reach the level of browning and caramelization you like. This process usually takes me a total of 15 minutes.
This is a simple and easy recipe but it packs a punch when added to leftover grilled steak, chicken or pork chops for a quick mid-week meal.