Caramelized Onions are a sweet and savory staple which can be used in countless recipes for burgers, steaks, chicken, dip, and so much more! Thinly sliced onions are sautéed in oil and butter over medium-low heat for 40-50 minutes, until golden-brown and rich in flavor.
Thinly cut onions into ¼-inch slices.
Add olive oil and onions to a large stainless steel skillet over medium-low heat.
Cook onions for 40-50 minutes, stirring every 3-5 minutes.*
* (In the beginning you can wait a little bit longer between stirs. Towards the end you will want to keep a close eye on the onions, to prevent burning.)
After about 30 minutes, the onions will start to become a light yellow color. Add butter and stir to combine.
You’ll know the onions are done cooking when they reach a caramel color and have a natural sweetness to them.
Serve caramelized onions with your favorite filet mignon, baked chicken, or recipe of choice.