These carmelized onions are delicious on a grilled steak or as a side dish alone. I love the balsamic flavor – yum! I adapted this recipe from one of Melody A’s recipes (a friend of Erin’s). It is definitely a fun twist on steak and potato night! *side note… I know my steak turned out looking like a pork chop but I promise it is a steak! I tried cooking it in a skillet… not a good idea at all! If you don’t have a bbq (or don’t feel like firing it up), cook your steak under the broiler. It is delicious like that!
1-2 tsp olive oil
1 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp coarsely ground pepper
2 garlic cloves, crushed with a press
Mix together and spoon over steaks, turn over and spoon over the other side. Let marinate for 30 minutes to an hour or more. Grill, Yum!
2 Tb olive oil
1 3/4 lbs. small red onions, halved lengthwise and cut into 1/3 inch wedges
1/2 tsp. sugar
3 Tb balsamic vinegar
2 Tb water
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
In a large skillet, heat 2 Tb oil over medium-high heat until hot and just starting to smoke. Reduce heat to medium; add onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened and golden brown, about 7 minutes. Add sugar, balsamic vinegar and water. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until onions are tender, about 3 minutes more. Transfer onions to a bowl and season with salt and pepper. Serve hot over grilled steaks.