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.
Easy dinner ideas
After some dinner inspiration? Take a look at the easy dinner ideas below:
- Chilli con carne
- Savoury mince
- Zucchini slice
- Beef in black bean sauce
- Curried sausages
- Slow cooker butter chicken
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
Ingredients in caramelised onions
To make these cheats caramelised onions you will need the following 4 ingredients:
- Brown sugar
- Balsamic vinegar
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.
- 2 onions, peeled, halved and sliced
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- Heat the butter in frying pan over a medium heat. Cook the onions for 5 minutes, or until softened.
- 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