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April 22, 2024

Caramelized Sweet Onions

Caramelized sweet onions are easy to prepare - they just take a little time. The trick is to cook them low and slow until all their natural sugars are released and they become sweet and delicious.

Follow along with Chopped champion Chef Shannen Tune to learn how to make this super easy dish!

  • 1½ Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 large sweet onions, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp sherry vinegar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  1. Add butter to a large skillet over medium-low heat. When melted, add onions and stir until well coated in butter.
  2. When onions are turning transparent, after about 10 minutes of cooking, stir in brown sugar and sherry vinegar.
  3. Continue cooking for 30 to 40 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes or so, until onions are well caramelized. Stir in salt and pepper.

For more tips and methods for caramelizing our sweet onions, check out this how-to post from our friend Tracy at Food Wine Sunshine

If you like this recipe, try Chef Tune's Caramelized Sweet Onion Pizza!

Prep Time

5 minutes

Cook Time

10 minutes