Caramelized Onions with Barbecue Sauce

Serving size:
 4 Servings


    • 2 T
    • olive oil
    • 2
    • onions (large, cut into 1/8-inch-thick slices)
    • 1⁄4 t
    • salt
    • 1⁄8 t
    • black pepper
    • 1⁄3 c
    • beef broth
    • 1⁄2 c
    • barbecue sauce (bottled)
    • 1 1⁄2 T
    • apple cider vinegar (or white vinegar)
20 minutes
Ready in
20 minutes


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

Adapted from Bon Appetit.


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.