Easy Caramelized Onions

How to slowly caramelize onions to bring out deep, rich, sweet flavor as the natural sugars in the onions caramelize in only 15 minutes!

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Beginning stages of caramelizing onions: season with salt and pepper, cook for 8-10 minutes on medium high
after cooking the onions for 10 minutes
add 1/4 cup of water and 1 tsp sugar to the onions, cook for 3 minutes
Voila! You have a pan full of jammey, caramelized onions!

Caramelizing onions fast is incredibly easy to do, and as a result they add a burst of flavor when topped on burgers, steaks, soups and so much more.

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Easy Caramelized Onions

How to slowly caramelize onions to bring out deep, rich, sweet flavor as the natural sugars in the onions caramelize.

  • 1 yellow onion (thinly sliced)
  • 1 tsp white granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  1. Halve, peel and thinly slice onion. heat a drizzle of oil in a medium to large pan on medium-high heat.

  2. Add the onion and a pinch of salt and pepper. cook for 8-10 minutes stirring until lightly browned.

  3. After 8-10 minutes, add 1 tsp sugar and 1/4 cup of water. Cook an additional 2-3 minutes until onions are caramelized and jammy. Turn off heat and transfer to bowl.

  4. Enjoy!

Enjoy on top of burgers, soups, casseroles and so much more!

My mini meatball soup with herby crouton would be perfect with the caramelized onions! Its my current favorite meal <3

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