How to Make Sweet onion sauce

How to Make Sweet onion sauce - 1 57
  • 500g sweet onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Per serving
Calories: 150 kcal
Proteins: 1 g
Fats: 7 g
Carbohydrates: 20 g
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  • In a large skillet, melt the butter and olive oil over medium heat.
  • Add the thinly sliced sweet onions to the skillet and sauté them until they become translucent and lightly caramelized. This should take about 10-15 minutes.
  • Once the onions are caramelized, add the brown sugar and balsamic vinegar to the skillet. Stir well to combine the ingredients.
  • Pour in the water and continue to cook the mixture for another 5-10 minutes, or until the sauce thickens slightly.
  • Season the sauce with salt and pepper according to your taste preferences. Stir well to incorporate the seasoning.
  • Remove the skillet from the heat and let the sweet onion sauce cool slightly.
  • Transfer the mixture to a blender or food processor and blend until you achieve a smooth sauce consistency.
  • If the sauce is too thick, you can add a little water or vegetable broth to reach the desired consistency.
  • Once the sweet onion sauce is smooth and velvety, transfer it back to the skillet and warm it up on low heat before serving.

Sweet onion sauce is a delectable and versatile condiment that brings out the natural sweetness of onions. Its smooth texture and rich, caramelized flavor make it a delightful addition to numerous savory dishes. Whether used as a glaze for meats or a dip for fried treats, this sauce adds an extra layer of taste and complexity to your culinary creations.

Facts about the sauce:

  1. Sweet onion sauce originated in the United States, where sweet onions are abundant and prized for their mild, sugary flavor.
  2. The sauce falls under the category of sweet sauces due to its primary taste profile.
  3. Sweet onion sauce is a great source of flavor without being overwhelmingly spicy or pungent, making it suitable for a wide range of palates.
  4. Onions used in the sauce are not only flavorful but also contain essential vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin C and potassium.
  5. This sauce can be customized to suit personal preferences by adjusting the sweetness and tanginess levels with the amount of brown sugar and balsamic vinegar used.
  6. The sauce’s versatility allows it to complement various proteins and vegetables, adding a touch of gourmet flair to everyday meals.
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