Caramelised Onions

Caramelised onions are so delicious and versatile, but can take quite a while to make. This recipe is a much quicker and easier version, but the end result is just as delicious.

Caramelised onions are traditionally simply onions cooked with a little butter for 45 to 60 minutes until they are super soft and jam like. This recipe cooks the onions for a shorter time, with the addition of a little balsamic vinegar and brown sugar.

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Easy dinner ideas

After some dinner inspiration? Take a look at the easy dinner ideas below:

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How to use caramelised onions

There are so many delicious ways to use caramelised onions. Here are a few:

  • As a pizza topping
  • On burgers
  • Spread on sandwiches
  • As a topping on meats
  • As a garnish on hummus
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Ingredients in caramelised onions

To make these cheats caramelised onions you will need the following 4 ingredients:

  • Onions
  • Butter
  • Brown sugar
  • Balsamic vinegar
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Store these caramelised onions in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Reheat using the microwave, or on the stovetop, adding a splash of water.

These onions are not suitable for freezing.

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Caramelised Onions

Yield: Serves 4 as a condiment
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

These caramelised onions are a quick and easy cheats version of the classic recipe.


  • 2 onions, peeled, halved and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar


  1. Heat the butter in frying pan over a medium heat. Cook the onions for 5 minutes, or until softened.
  2. Add the brown sugar and balsamic vinegar to the onions and cook, stirring occassionaly, for a further 5 minutes or until sticky and caramelised.


These onions can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 86Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 49mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 1gSugar: 6gProtein: 1g

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