Kittencal's Caramelized Onions

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

These are fantastic with burgers and steaks, or focaccia or anything that you want to use them with --- these freeze very well, to freeze just divide into small plastic containers then defrost in the microwave or thaw in refrigerator overnight

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a skillet, melt the butter with oil over medium-high heat; add the sliced onions then sprinkle the sugar over the onions; cook stirring with a wooden spoon for about 20-25 minutes or until onions become golden brown and tender (depending on the size of your skillet try not to use more than 4 onions at a time or they will not caramelize properly).
  2. Add in salt and season with black pepper to taste and continue to cook, stirring for an additional 5 minutes.


Most Helpful

Excellent! Kittencal does it again! I make these as directed and use them on panini sandwiches but last night I did something different. I used 4 large onions, 1/2 cup butter (will use less next time), no oil, brown sugar, salt and pepper and put all ingredients in the crock pot overnight until they were nicely carmelized. THEN I MADE THEM INTO SOUP! I added 4 cups veggie broth, 2 veg-chicken bouillon cubes, 1/4 cup sherry, few dashes or Worcestershire, 1-2 tsp minced garlic, big pinch of thyme and a bay leaf - cooked on low for 1 more hour and served. Everyone LOVED the soup!!! I will make this again and again, with less butter of course! Toasted half a multi=grain sandwich thin with a piece of havarti cheese on top, slapped it in my bowl of soup and VOWALAH!!!

Lilmsbritches May 26, 2010

These onions turned out great! I made them for chicken patty melts tonight and my whole family loved them. They were so easy and good. Thanks for posting!

Chris from Kansas December 05, 2011

This recipe is AMAZING! Used it over pan-fried kielbasa slices, a bit of mustard with it on a sub roll and it was sandwich HEAVEN.

Kaseysospacey April 02, 2011

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