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Caramelized Onions with Barbecue Sauce

Prep time
20 mins

Adapted from Bon Appetit.


Use these silky sweet onions to jazz up grilled chicken, burgers, or hot dogs; they are a bold addition to standard BBQ fare!


2 Tolive oil
2 onions (large, cut into 1/8-inch-thick slices)
1⁄4 tsalt
1⁄8 tblack pepper
1⁄3 cbeef broth
1⁄2 cbarbecue sauce (bottled)
1 1⁄2 Tapple cider vinegar (or white vinegar)


Heat the olive oil in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onions, salt, and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, until the onions begin to brown, 8-10 minutes. Add the broth, barbecue sauce, and vinegar. Reduce heat to medium. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until the sauce thickens, about 15 minutes. Serve hot.


You can make these onions up to a day ahead of time. Cover and refrigerate, then reheat before serving.