This is borrowed from Jamie Oliver’s book, ‘Jamie’s Comfort Food’, and these onions are otherworldly.  In his book, he makes them to be a part of a fabulous beef sandwich…we make them as an excuse to eat them.  These aren’t quick, but they are easy – when the meal involves beef and the barbecue, you’re turning a tasty meal into a real treat!

Jamie’s Onions

2 large onions, peeled and sliced into 3/4-inch rounds

2 T. EACH butter AND olive oil

1/3 c. dark brown sugar

salt and freshly ground pepper

1/2 c. red wine vinegar

Put the butter, oil and sugar into a large non-stick skillet (with a lid) on medium heat and once the butter has melted, give it all a good stir to combine and then place the onion rounds into the pan in a single layer.  Season well with salt and freshly ground pepper and cook for about 5 minutes.  Pour in the vinegar, put the lid on the skillet and reduce the heat to low – cook for 35 to 45 minutes or until the onions are beautifully caramelized on the bottoms only.  Add a bit of water as needed to loosen the onions if they become too dry.

Serve the onions on a platter, in a sandwich, as a side or garnish or any way you’d like!  This is one of those crazy dishes that would add brilliantly to any breakfast, lunch or dinner – enjoy!

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