Barbecued Onion Relish

Barbecued Onion Relish created by NcMysteryShopper

This is a great relish for hot dogs, hamburgers or grilled sausages! There are a few ingredients, but don't let that stop you!

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  • Heat oil in large pan over medium heat.
  • Add onions, sugar and salt. Cover and cook until the onions are wilted and juicy, but not browned, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes.
  • Add chili powder, garlic and red pepper. Sauté 4 minutes.
  • Stir in barbecue sauce, beer, molasses, mustard, vinegar and soy sauce.
  • Simmer uncovered until mixture thickens slightly, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes.
  • Cool to room temperature. Cover tightly and refrigerate 24 hours for flavors to develop.
  • Can be made up to 1 week ahead.
  • To serve warm, simmer over low heat.
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  1. Michelle S.
    This is some tasty stuff. I used vidalias and with them being such a sweet onion I should have left out the sugar, as it was a "hair" too sweet for me with it. Next time if I use them I will not add the sugar. This cooks up beautifully and the smells wafting through your home truly will make your mouth water. I have used this on beer grilled brats served in a pretzel roll and on a burger with cojack cheese. Both ways were outstanding. I had some left to put into small freezer containers and it also freezes beautifully. I will enjoy this often, thank you Charmie for sharing this recipe.
  2. evelynathens
    Made this for a hotdog lunch last Saturday. DH and I loved it, but I expected that. Surprisingly, my not-so-adventurous kids really liked it, too! Really fab, complex flavour. This would be great accompanying any grilled meat, I expect.
  3. Franci
    Great topping for hot dogs and it was also delicious on Italian sausage. This will definitely be a regular addition to my family barbeques.
  4. PanNan
    I will come back to post the stars after I've tried it. I made the relish today, reducing it to 1/3 recipe (just DH and I). It smells wonderful, and I could hardly stand to wait before trying it. But, I covered it up, and will try with hamburgers in a few days. I came back to post the stars. YUM! It really makes ordinary hot dogs an outstanding meal. Loved the sweet/tangy onion flavor.
  5. NcMysteryShopper
    Barbecued Onion Relish Created by NcMysteryShopper

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