Delicious Caramelized Onions

These Caramelized Onions are the perfect topping burgers, steak, pizza and much more.  Rich, sweet, and versatile, they are definitely worth the effort!

This recipe uses super easy ingredients that can be purchased from a local grocery store if they are not already in your kitchen. Read the Recipe Card for the measurements.

Remove the stem from the onions, cut in half and peel, leaving the root intact. With the cut side down, remove the root side and slice the onion halves lengthwise

In a large, wide mouth, cast iron or stainless steel pan, over medium high heat, add the butter and onions.

With a spatula, scrape up the brown bits and fold them back into the pan. As the onions caramelize, you will need to scrape the brown bits more often.

If the caramelized bits become too stubborn to remove, add a tablespoon or two of water (or broth) to deglaze the pan.

Continue cooking the onions until they have turned a deep brown color and have reduced by two-thirds. The entire caramelization process will take 45 minutes to an hour to complete.

Deglaze the pan one last time with a splash of red wine, cooking for 5 minutes to let the alcohol burn off.

These caramelized onions pair extremely well with burgers, steaks, sandwiches, and more!