Recipe of the Month: Sweet Tea Caramelized OnionsJuly 30, 2018 Outdoor Cooking
This will be something that will really go the distance… Sweet Tea Caramelized Onions! Enjoy them on top of a steak with blue cheese, on chicken, on salmon, burgers, use inside a toasted sandwich or quesadilla. Simply use them when you just want to make something better!
Sweet Tea Caramelized Onions Serves 1 cup
Cook Time: 35 -55 minutes
2 large yellow onions
3/4 tsp. Kosher salt
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
2 tsp. oil of choice
1⅔ cup sweet tea of choice
⅛ cup granulated sugar
Cut each onion into 1∕8 inch strips (follow the natural lines of the onion.) In a large bowl, add the cut onions, salt, pepper, and oil. Stir to combine all ingredients evenly.
Heat grill to medium. Lightly coat the cooktop with an oiled paper towel. Take the bowl of cut onions and empty it onto the grill. Spread the onions evenly on the grill and do not touch them for about 5 minutes. This will allow the natural sugars from the onion to start to caramelize. Stir the onions around a little to now caramelize the other side of the onions. Let them cook without touching for another 5 minutes. Once the batch of onions has evenly caramelized turn the outer burner off and adjust the inner burner to medium/low.
In a medium sauté pan add the cooked onions, cup of sweet tea, and granulated sugar. Allow this to cook on the grill for about 25 min. Stir occasionally to assure no sticking. The liquid should be close to gone at this point. The onions are done, however now is the chance to really make those onions pop with flavor; if time permits, add the remaining 2∕3 cup sweet tea and allow that to cook for another 20 min. Place finished onions in a bowl and allow to cool.
Use hot or refrigerate for later use.