June 2, 2015

Spicy Onions Perfect for BBQs!

Spicy Onions Perfect for BBQs!

BBQ season is officially upon us and what summer wouldn’t be complete without a great new recipe to try out on your friends and family. Every BBQ my family has had while growing up was over the top. I mean, tons of food from steaks, burgers, hot dogs, chicken, sausage – you name it, it was probably grilled and served up! Not only did we stuff our selves beyond content, it usually rained. But it never stopped the fun or the flow of alcohol!

My mom has a few staples that she makes that give our BBQs an edge, like these Spicy Onions. They are sauteed to perfection, have a little kick to them and packed with a ton of flavor. They usually top the hot dogs, but I like to put them on pretty much everything, they are that good! Plus, they are freaking too simple not to make.

Spicy Onions

  • 2 Medium Onions; sliced
  • 3 tablespoons Vegetable Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Tabasco Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1 teaspoon Dry Mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Ketchup
  • 1/4 cup Vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Paprika
  • Dash of Salt & Pepper

In a medium sized saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add onions and saute until they are a golden yellow color.

Add sugar, tabasco, water, mustard, salt, pepper, Worcestershire Sauce, ketchup, vinegar and paprika. Mix well and simmer over low heat for 15 minutes.

Put Spicy Onions in a serving dish and they are ready to top your dogs (or burgers or sausage or just eat them out of the dish!).  They can be frozen for later use & can be kept in the fridge for a few days. If you are having a huge crowd, you can double the recipe. This batch pictured was plenty for our BBQ of 10.

Spicy Onions

Happy grilling!

What are some of your families signature BBQ staples?


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