Sweet and Sour Caramelized Onions

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"Now, these aren't the type of caramelized onions for onion soup. These are a great condiment - for burgers, hoagies, sandwiches, brats, sausages and hot dogs; or even over a grilled pork chop or added some grilled chicken. Sweet, sour, and tender - the perfect topping. Easy to prepare, but they do take a bit of patience - so, don't try to rush these."

Original recipe yields 5 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (337 g)
  • Calories 135.5
  • Total Fat - 3.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 7.6 mg
  • Sodium - 317.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 26 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3 g
  • Sugars - 17.7 g
  • Protein - 2.7 g
  • Calcium - 67.3 mg
  • Iron - 0.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 15.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Onions ... Add the butter to a medium saute pan on medium heat. Add the onions, salt and brown sugar and cook on medium heat for 5 minutes. Don't let the onion brown or burn, and stir often. Then reduce the heat to medium low and cook low and slow for 30-40 minutes until the onions are a deep brown caramel color.

Step 2

Finish ... The last minute of cooking, add in the cider vinegar and season with pepper if you want. ENJOY!

Step 3

Note: They last a good week or longer in a mason jar or tupperware type of container in the refrigerator. I have frozen them as well. The texture does change a bit; but, still quite good.

Tips & Variations

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I love liver and these onions were a great topping! The sweetness of the onions with the liver made an enjoyable supper for both me and my family. Bravo for posting this!

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(6 Jun 2014)