TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 50 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 to 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 6 cups thinly sliced onions (about 4 large)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup: 81 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 104mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein.


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat until hot. Add onions and sprinkle with salt. Cook and stir for 15 minutes or until moisture from onions has evaporated and onions are completely wilted.
  2. Reduce heat to medium-low. Sprinkle vinegar over onions. Cook and stir for 20 minutes or until lightly golden. Stir in brown sugar; cook and stir for 15-20 minutes longer or until onions are a caramel brown color.
  3. If onions begin to stick to skillet, add water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until onions no longer stick to skillet. Yield: 1-1/2 cups.
Originally published as Caramelized Onions in The Taste of Home Cookbook 2006, p334

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parksville User ID: 1598935 63472
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2011

"Terrific and will definitely make again. Used 1 tbsp butter and 1 tbsp canola oil, the rest as is. Take the time to cook these right, they are worth the effort. Easy too. Yum, yum....."

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