Caramelized Onion on Your Indoor Grill

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Recipe: #504

October 14, 2011

"I discovered this technique by mistake when I was grilling chicken and some vegetables one day on my counter top George Foreman. I realized the onions started to look and smell just like caramelized onions made on the stove top. I have started making my onions this way since then. I love to use it in sandwiches. I usually make one serving for myself, which is how I wrote the recipe. Just up the amount of servings if you wish. "

Original recipe yields 1 serving


  • Serving Size: 1 (123.9 g)
  • Calories 163.3
  • Total Fat - 13.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 159.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 10.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.9 g
  • Sugars - 4.7 g
  • Protein - 1.2 g
  • Calcium - 25.5 mg
  • Iron - 0.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 8.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Plug in your George Foreman and let it heat up.

Step 2

In the meantime prep your onions - slice them thinly in rings and separate.

Step 3

Toss onions in a bowl with the oil, salt to your taste and brown sugar if using - again, to your taste.

Step 4

Note: I find the sugar makes them brown faster.

Step 5

When the grill is hot enough, use a pair of tongs and place all the onion rings on the grill.

Step 6

Let it grill on one side for about a minute and then start "stirring it" with the pair of tongs.

Step 7

You don't need to constantly "stir them" at the beginning, you can leave it to sit for 30 second intervals. After about 5 minutes you want to pay full attention to it.

Step 8

After 10 minutes on the grill it should be soft and caramelized. But if you want it even more so, grill for 5 more minutes, stirring all the time with the tongs.

Step 9

Take off grill and serve as desired.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.

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I saw this posted and decided to give it a whirl one day when I made some sweet sausage with onions and peppers. I cooked the onions on one side and my peppers on the other side using my GF grill. The onions grilled and were so sweet and delicious and the peppers cooked really good too. My husband and I loved them and I will make my onions this way from now on when I need sweet onions! Thank you for this simple way to make the onions so good!

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(26 May 2013)


It's these little tricks that I love. I made a single bowl of French Onion soup making my onions this way and the flavor was amazing from the caramelized onions. I have also used them to put on a hot sausage and roll. I doubled it and my boyfriend loved them as much as I did. There are all kinds of uses for these and it will come in so handy for me. Thanks!

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(11 May 2012)