Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr
A small condiment that goes well with pork or beef ... would also make a great topping for pizza, or would be good on sandwiches.
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 4 tablespoons brown sugar
- 10 cups onions, thinly sliced (see note)
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tablespoons vinegar (red wine vinegar)
- 3⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground
- NOTE: About those onions -- 10 cups is somewhere between 3 and 4 very large onions. The recipe I took this from called for sweet onions. First time I made it, I used Vidalia -- and thought they made it a little bland. Next time I tried spicier brown onions, and thought it had a lot more flavor.
- In a LARGE skillet, melt butter. Add brown sugar and stir until it dissolves.
- Add onion and garlic to skillet. Stir to coat with butter/sugar mixture. Cover and cook over medium heat for at least 30 minutes; you can cook them much longer and it will only make it sweeter.
- Uncover and add vinegar to onion mixture. Cook, uncovered for at least 10 minutes. (I found I cooked it nearly 45 minutes, to try to reduce some of the liquid.).
- Add salt and pepper.
- Serve at room temperature or even chilled.
I made these onions as a topping for my grilled burgers. They were an excellent addition and I can see many uses besides just burgers. I also think they will be great as a topping for hot dogs too. We particularly loved the flavor of the brown sugar in it. Great recipe, KLHquilts.