caramelized onions

Caramelized Onions and Bell Peppers

Caramelized onions, sweet caramel-colored ribbons, mixed with sautéed bell peppers are delicious with steak or spicy Italian sausage.

Servings: 4
Total Time: 25 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, peeled and sliced into ¼-inch strips
  • 4 bell peppers, stemmed, seeded and cut into ¼-inch strips
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, finely chopped (or ½ teaspoon dried thyme)

Instructions

  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onions, peppers, salt and pepper.
  2. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook, stirring frequently, until the onions are caramelized and the peppers are tender and slightly browned, 15 to 20 minutes. If a brown coating forms on the bottom of the pan during the cooking process, add a few tablespoons of water and stir; repeat as necessary.
  3. Add balsamic vinegar and thyme and turn the heat down to low. Cook for a few more minutes. Taste and adjust seasoning, if necessary. Serve hot or at room temperature.

Gluten-Free Adaptable Note

To the best of my knowledge, all of the ingredients used in this recipe are gluten-free or widely available in gluten-free versions. There is hidden gluten in many foods; if you're following a gluten-free diet or cooking for someone with gluten allergies, always read the labels of your ingredients to verify that they are gluten-free.