Caramelize Onions

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When you make caramelized onions, they release their sugars which then caramelize, creating a sweet yet savory addition to many dishes such as burgers, steaks, or even your favorite soup recipes!

Serve this easy recipe with bacon fried rice and an bacon wrapped chicken for the perfect meal!

How to make caramelize onions

How to make caramelize onions :
Now melt some butter over medium heat in a pan!
placing onion slices in a pan of melted butter
No worries if some are still stuck together. You can use your wooden spoon/ spatula to help you out with the rest of them.

When they are in the pan, give everything a good stir to coat all the pieces in butter. Once it is sizzling, reduce heat to low. Then you want to leave them alone for about 5 minutes until some little golden edges start to show up.

Caramelize Onions

Give ’em a good stir, and let them go another 10 minutes on low. I stir mine about every 5 minutes.

Caramelize Onions recipes

You can cook them on the stove top or in the slow cooker and both are equally delicious!

What kind of Onions to use for Caramelized Onions? I find sweet onions work the best but you can truly use any kind of onion to caramelize.

Caramelizing the onions slowly in butter until they’re rich golden-brown (but not so dark as to taste bitter) produces the sweetest, most flavorful results.


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Caramelize Onions

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When you make caramelized onions, they release their sugars which then caramelize,
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Caramelize Onions
Servings: 2
Calories: 155.78kcal
Author: Luda huang


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  • 2 large onions approx.
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 tablespoon brown sugar optional.
  • salt to taste


  • Melt about 2 tablespoons of butter in a saute pan. Then add all of those onions, and give them a good stir to coat them in the butter.
  • stirring occasionally, until softened, about 8 minutes. add the brown sugar. sprinkling some salt on the onions and stirring it in.
  • Lower heat to medium-low and cook, stirring frequently, until onions are very sweet and a rich golden-brown color, About 35 minutes.


Calories: 155.78kcal | Carbohydrates: 13.23g | Protein: 1.33g | Fat: 11.46g | Saturated Fat: 7.24g | Cholesterol: 30.1mg | Sodium: 6.78mg | Potassium: 160.6mg | Fiber: 1.87g | Sugar: 7.58g | Vitamin A: 349.86IU | Vitamin C: 8.14mg | Calcium: 25.3mg | Iron: 0.23mg

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