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Bourbon Caramelized Onions

Bourbon and brown sugar give these slowly simmered caramelized onions a rich, creamy flavor and buttery texture. Delicious on just about everything!
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 2 cups
Author Lisa B.


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 large yellow onions sliced into rings
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup bourbon

Makes about 2 cups


    • Heat oil in a large stainless steel or cast iron skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and stir to coat in the oil. Reduce heat to medium low. Saute for 10 minutes.
    • Add salt, stir to coat. Saute for 10 minutes.
    • Add brown sugar. Stir to coat. Saute for 10 minutes.
    • Add the butter. Stir to coat. Saute for 10 minutes.
    • By this time the onions should look caramelized and there will be some browned "gunky" stuff on the bottom of the pan. This is good! Pour in the bourbon and scrap up the bottom of the pan. Saute for another 10 minutes until most of the liquid has cooked off.
    • Use onions immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.