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Sweet Habanero Onions

Rated as 4.87 out of 5 Stars

"Sweet heat for your burgers, hot dogs, or anything else you would normally put some sauteed or grilled onions on."
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25 m servings 134
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Heat 2 tablespoons butter in a skillet over medium heat. Stir onion, habanero pepper, brown sugar, salt, and pepper into hot butter; cook and stir until onions turn translucent and soften, 5 to 8 minutes.
  2. Stir 1 tablespoon butter into onion mixture and continue to cook and stir until onion caramelizes, 5 to 10 minutes. Remove onions from pan and top with remaining 1 tablespoon butter.


  • Cook's Note:
  • We mainly use habanero peppers but have used Caribbean red hots and Scotch bonnet peppers as well.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 134 calories; 11.6 7.7 0.8 31 85 Full nutrition

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Wow these onions were good! The perfect blend of sweet, spicy, and savory. I made them for hot dogs and they took the hot dogs to a whole other level of deliciousness. I pretty much followed th...

You can never have too much butter or caramelization when making sauteed onions and these Sweet Habanero Onions love both.

Awesome!! After years on this site this is my first review, I was compelled by how delicious this is and the fact nobody else (other than the author) has reviewed this yet... word of this secre...

Awesome, thank you!

Followed the directions and wouldn’t change a thing. Outstanding flavor and will definitely make again.

Made as directed. Used 2 green habanero. They lost their floral quality during the long caramelizing of the onions. Next time I'll add another pepper halfway through the cooking of the onions.

Sweet heat. Nicely done.

These were awesome! I will never make a hotdog without making these onions to pile on top. Though I didn't add more butter at the end I'm sure these are good as written, but I didn't miss the ad...

I used jalapeno peppers, but followed the recipe otherwise and used the onion to top cheddar jalapeno burgers with a jalapeno tomatilo mayo. So perfect with the pop of sweet from the onion and ...