Caramelized Onions And Mushrooms

Caramelized onions and mushrooms are the perfect side dish or topper. Mushrooms and onions are both healthy vegetables and when you add butter into the mix they become one of the tastiest combinations ever. Mix in a little fresh herbs in this great side dish option.

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Caramelized onions and mushrooms

One thing I love to top my steaks with are caramelized onions and mushrooms. Sautéed mushrooms are amazing alone but caramelized onions bring in their natural flavors. Along with the natural sweetness that comes with letting them cook on low heat for an extended amount of time. I am keto, I think the addition of red wine is amazing but to avoid adding sugar I add red wine vinegar. Just a little, too much can be too tangy and you want a proper balance.

How To Caramelize Onions And Mushrooms

  1. First, mushrooms release a lot of water into the pan when you are sautéing them. You want to eliminate this first. Add mushrooms to a hot pan and allow all that water to release and evaporate. Once that is done add in olive oil and then season with salt and pepper.
  2. Next, after seasoning add in raw, sliced onions. Then, season the onions.
  3. Add more oil if the mix looks a little dry. Lower the heat and let the mushrooms and onions caramelize slowly.
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  4. The time depends on how many onions and mushrooms you have in your frying pan. Continue mixing so that both cook evenly.
  5. As they are withering and almost done add in herbs and butter. Do this towards the end to create a silky, creamy-like texture on the dish.
  6. Once they have a proper look and everything is nice and soft remove from heat and serve. Top a steak, chicken or any meat. They are rich enough to even be their own side dish.

Caramelized onions and mushrooms

Helpful Recipe Tips

  • Avoid chopping mushrooms or onions up too finely. What will happen is they will get mushy and you want to still have a bite to the vegetables.
  • Keep moisture in the pan. Throughout cooking the pan can start to look dry. When this happens don’t add the butter in, add in a bit more olive oil.
  • Make sure you allow moisture to evaporate from the mushrooms before adding the oil or onions. If you leave a bunch of water in they won’t sauté as well, they will steam more and the recipe will end up being more soupy than creamy in the end. See video below for assistance.

How To Slice An Onion

Why do onions make you cry? Well, when you look at an onion there are 2 sides to each. One side is the top where you can peel the outside back and the other end is the bulb. The bulb is what makes you cry when peeling an onion. When you slice into it and each time you slice it a chemical is released into the air.

I slice my onions down the middle just once. This exposes the bulb and I know how far to cut back. Now, because you cut it you will release some of that chemical but it won’t be bad. What you can do is cut the area where the bulb is off and quickly put it into the trash.

Now that the onion is split in half add the flat side down and cut long slices towards the end. See video for final cut example.

Caramelized onions and mushrooms

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Below is a full nutritional label via Cronometer. As mentioned above, this recipe is naturally healthy. You can easily spilt this recipe into 2 or 3 servings.

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Caramelized onions and mushrooms

Caramelized onions and mushrooms

Caramelized onions and mushrooms are the perfect side dish or topper. Mushrooms and onions are both healthy vegetables and when you add butter into the mix they become one of the tastiest combinations ever. Mix in a little fresh herbs in this great side dish option.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
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Total Time 25 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 3 servings
Calories 221 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 8 ounces mushrooms
  • 1 medium yellow onion
  • 3 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 2-3 grams freshly chopped parsley
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sweetener (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Turn frying pan on a high heat. Toss in mushrooms without any oil. Stir continuoisly because water will release and begin to evaporate from high heat. If you dont mix the mushrooms will begin to burn in the pan.
  • Once the majority of the water is gone lower the heat immedieatly and add olive oil.
  • Next add in sliced onion and season with salt and pepper. Continue stiring. Be mindful of heat if still sizzling lower heat. The pan show be on a lower simmer.
  • If mix is looking dry add more oil if needed. Add in red wine vinegar and sweetener now.
  • When the mix is almost caramelized all the way add in butter and parsley. Finish cooking then remove from heat.

Notes

Helpful Recipe Tips

  • Avoid chopping mushrooms or onions up too finely. What will happen is they will get mushy and you want to still have a bite to the vegetables.
  • Keep moisture in the pan. Throughout cooking the pan can start to look dry. When this happens don't add the butter in, add in a bit more olive oil.
  • Make sure you allow moisture to evaporate from the mushrooms before adding the oil or onions. If you leave a bunch of water in they won't sauté as well, they will steam more and the recipe will end up being more soupy than creamy in the end. See video below for assistance.

 

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Caramelized onions and mushrooms
Amount Per Serving
Calories 221
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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