Sweet heat for your burgers, hot dogs, or anything else you would normally put some sauteed or grilled onions on.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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

134 calories; protein 0.8g; carbohydrates 7.7g; fat 11.6g; cholesterol 30.5mg; sodium 84.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
06/20/2014
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 the recipe except I did not add the last tbsp of butter at the end. I thought that was just overkill and I didn't miss it at all. I was a little bit leery of putting a whole habanero because habaneros are no joke when it comes to being hot. I just put a smallish one and it was perfect. These onions would also be perfect on hamburgers. Make sure you don't slice the onions too thin because they'll dry out and be tough. You want nice strips so that they will caramelize well. Thanks for posting this Doug and my tummy thanks you too! Read More
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16 Ratings
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Rating: 5 stars
06/19/2014
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 the recipe except I did not add the last tbsp of butter at the end. I thought that was just overkill and I didn't miss it at all. I was a little bit leery of putting a whole habanero because habaneros are no joke when it comes to being hot. I just put a smallish one and it was perfect. These onions would also be perfect on hamburgers. Make sure you don't slice the onions too thin because they'll dry out and be tough. You want nice strips so that they will caramelize well. Thanks for posting this Doug and my tummy thanks you too! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/15/2014
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 secret deliciousness needs to spread. My wife, who hates onions...I made her try a bite and soon she was eating up my onions off my plate. Thank you for this recipe, very easy and so delicious! (Yes Habaneros are hot, but their actual flavor is oh so good). Thank you! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
09/26/2013
You can never have too much butter or caramelization when making sauteed onions and these Sweet Habanero Onions love both. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/17/2014
Awesome thank you! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/19/2017
Sweet heat. Nicely done. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2018
Followed the directions and wouldn t change a thing. Outstanding flavor and will definitely make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/06/2016
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 the bit of vinegar from the mayo and three levels of jalapenos in the middle. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2015
This was delicious. I made as per the recipe. Wonderful on pulled pork sandwiches. Will definitely make again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/12/2015
ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS!!! My all time fav sausage/hot dog topping without a doubt now. Read More
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