Sweet Habanero Onions Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Sweet Habanero Onions Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Sweet Habanero Onions

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

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    25 mins


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
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  • Cook's Note:
  • We mainly use habanero peppers but have used Caribbean red hots and Scotch bonnet peppers as well.

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Jun 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!

Mar 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!


6 Ratings

Sep 26, 2013

You can never have too much butter or caramelization when making sauteed onions and these Sweet Habanero Onions love both.

May 17, 2014

Awesome, thank you!

Jul 12, 2014

Very good indeed


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  • Calories
  • 134 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 7.7 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 11.6 g
  • 18%
  • Fiber
  • 1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 0.8 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 182 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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