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Italian Onions

These Italian Onions simmered in a tomato based sauce with oregano make the perfect topping for grilled hamburgers and hot dogs.

These Italian Onions simmered in a tomato based sauce with oregano make the perfect topping for grilled hamburgers and hot dogs.

Back in 2013, I shared this recipe for Italian Onions.  The recipe originated from my Great Uncle Artie who has since passed on and it’s recipes like these that I cherish all the more.

After all, this blog was meant to be the keeper of family recipes and now since he’s no longer with us, I’ll always have it to look back on.

Italian Onions

Italian Onions are so easy to make. Not only do they taste great on hot dogs, you can also use it to top hamburgers, grilled sausage or chicken. To make this recipe you’ll need Vidalia onions, butter, chicken broth, ketchup, dried oregano, salt and pepper.

I like to use Vidalia onions for this recipe as they are a little sweeter and if you’re a vegetarian, you can use vegetable broth or water in place of the chicken broth.

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First, cut the top and bottom off of the onion and peel back the skin; then slice the onion in half lengthwise, then slice into thin strips. Add the onions to a medium saucepan along with the butter and simmer over medium heat for approximately 5 minutes.
These Italian Onions simmered in a tomato based sauce with oregano make the perfect topping for grilled hamburgers and hot dogs.
Once the onions have started to soften, add the chicken broth and reduce heat to low. Simmer for approximately 15 minutes until the onions become translucent; stirring every 5 minutes. Next, add the ketchup, oregano, salt and pepper and simmer for another 15 minutes.
Italian Onions
These Italian Onions can be prepared up to three days ahead of time and kept refrigerated. This recipe has become a summertime staple in our home and we usually make it for every barbecue. ~Enjoy!

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Italian Onions
Italian Onions
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

These Italian Onions simmered in a tomato based sauce with oregano make the perfect topping for grilled hamburgers and hot dogs.

Course: Sides, Vegetables
Servings: 4
Author: Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
Ingredients
  • 1 Vidalia Onion
  • 1 tbsp. Butter
  • 1/2 c. Low Sodium Chicken Broth
  • 3/4 c. Ketchup
  • 1 tbsp. Dried Oregano
  • 1/4 tsp. Kosher Salt
  • 1/8 tsp. Fresh Ground Black Pepper
Instructions
  1. Cut the top and bottom off of the onion and peel back the skin. Cut the onion in half lengthwise, then slice into thin strips.
  2. Add the onions to a medium saucepan along with the butter and simmer over medium heat for approximately 5 minutes.
  3. Once the onions have started to soften, add the chicken broth and reduce heat to low. Simmer approximately 15 minutes until the onions become translucent; stirring every 5 minutes.
  4. Add the ketchup, oregano, salt and pepper and simmer for another 15 minutes. Serve hot. Can be prepared up to three days ahead of time and kept refrigerated.
Recipe Notes

*Water or vegetable broth can be substituted for the chicken broth. 

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*Originally shared July 2013/Updated May 2019


4 Comments

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