How to Properly Caramelize Onions!

Posted by The Flavor Chef on Sep 20th 2019

How to Properly Caramelize Onions!

When cooking, there doesn't seem to be anything that smells better than properly caramelized onions on the stove. Whether attending (or hosting) a dinner party or, walking among the food carts on the streets of New York or Los Angeles, the unmistakable smell almost always invokes a reaction of "Wow, what smells so good?" More importantly, when done right, there are few things that taste better than properly caramelized onions! Read on below for simple instructions on how to make the best caramelized onions using The Flavor Chef Bone Broth, as well as some tips on how to use them when you're done.

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Caramelized Onions

1 to 2 onions, thinly sliced, julienne style or minced 3 to 4 cloves of garlic, minced
2 to 4 tbs ghee or coconut oil sea salt, to taste
TFC Organic Chicken or Beef Bone Broth  


Place onions in a sauté pan with ghee or coconut oil, garlic, and salt. As the onions begin to sweat, allow them to begin to develop color. As the pan dries, add a bit of bone broth to deglaze the bottom of the pan. Continue this process over medium to high heat until the onions have properly caramelized (about 15 to 20 minutes). Reserve for later use.

Tips and tricks:

These onions can then be used in a wide variety of dishes such as omelets, street tacos, topping for BBQ, etc. Or, try out these ideas:

  • Sweet Onion Relish: Combine caramelized onions with ketchup and a drop of balsamic vinegar.
  • Mustard Spread: Combine caramelized onions with a good dijon mustard.
  • Goat Cheese Filling for Stuffed Dates: Combine caramelized onions with goat cheese, minced basil, and a pinch of salt to stuff dates.

Bon appétit!