Spicy Sweet Caramelized Onions

  • 3-4 large, sweet onions, peeled and sliced into thin wedges
  • 2 T. cooking fat - I usually opt for bacon fat or butter
  • 1 tsp. dark brown sugar
  • ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1-2 tsp. crushed red pepper
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Prepare the onions and heat the cooking fat of your choice over medium heat. Add the onions and sauté, stirring frequently, until they become translucent and soft. Add the sugar and seasonings and continue cooking over medium or medium-low heat until they reach your desired level of caramelization. This can take the better part of an hour, but you will be rewarded with absolutely amazing flavor and texture for topping everything from pulled pork sandwiches (my favorite) to burgers to pizza.

  • Yields: 1-2 cups of onions, depending on desired amount of cooking
  • Preparation Time: 30 minutes - 1 hour, depending on desired amount of cooking

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