These sautéed whiskey onions are so delicious and flavorful and so easy to make. Onions are slowly simmered in a mixture of whiskey, brown sugar, and butter resulting in a rich, sweet and savory mouth watering delicacy. They make a great addition topped on a burger….as I’ve done many times. They can also turn a boring sandwich into a flavor bomb. They can bring a new spin to a grilled cheese sandwich or a hot dog. You can even eat these straight out of the pan. That’s what I always seem to do when making these.
These do take a little bit of time, but do not be tempted to crank up the heat or you will lose some of that wonderful flavor and caramelization that happens while these beauties are simmering low and slow. This is what I use as a main base for my whiskey onions. You can use bourbon and even add in some cayenne or adobe chili powder to give it a sweet kick. Either way, I think you will enjoy these as much as we do. I’m sure you will find that by adding these whiskey sautéed onions to sandwiches and other savory dishes, they will bring on a new flavor that will have your crew wanting more.
Here’s what you need:
*1 large onion, chopped
*1 TBS. butter
*1 TBS olive oil
*1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
*3 TBS whiskey
*1 1/2 tsp. brown sugar or more to taste
*pinch of salt to taste
*cracked pepper to taste
*1/4 tsp. dried Thyme or more to taste
Heat a small sauce pan to medium heat and add the butter and olive oil.
When the butter melts add in the onions and the rest of the ingredients for the onions.
Stir well to combine. Continue cooking while stirring frequently. If onions start to brown too fast, turn the heat down to a simmer. Cook until the onions just start to caramelize, about 20 to 25 minutes.
Serve while warm over burgers, steaks or anything that strikes your taste buds.