Caramelized Onions – Quick & Easy

Caramelized onions on a hamburger and with goat cheese on toast

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Caramelizing your onions makes them the perfect addition to a savory meat dish, omelet, frittata, or a sandwich. It softens and sweetens the flavor taking away the bitterness of a raw onion. They’re the perfect topping for juicy hamburg!


  • 2 large peeled onions – about 1 pound (your choice but I suggest sweet ones like Vidalia or Walla Wallas)
  • 2 tbs. olive oil
  • 1 tbs. butter
  • Kosher Salt
  • chicken broth, water or white wine


  1. Slice onions to desired thickness.
  2. Put oil and butter in a sauté pan over low heat melting butter.
  3. Increase heat to medium and add onions to the pan.
  4. Cook onions till translucent stirring occasionally to keep them from burning.
  5. Reduce heat to medium. Stir every few minutes to keep onions from sticking to pan. You want even golden coloration. It will take about 15-20 minutes. If pan starts to get dry, add one of the above mentioned liquids. The liquid will “deglaze” the pan allowing you to stir up any crust bits to add flavor to the onions.