Weekly Recipes

Caramelized Peppers & Onions

Caramelized Peppers & Onions

Caramelized Peppers and Onions are great on grilled burgers and hot dogs if you’re having a Memorial Day cookout this weekend! They’re also great all by themselves. When I made this, I tried it on top of a grilled cheeseburger – yum! Really special. I had some leftover, so just put some in a bowl and tried it by itself that evening. Know what? I thought it was better a few hours later. It seemed like the flavors blossomed and blended more. I actually had this as my entire dinner. That’s what putting bacon in it can do – gives it a robust flavor that makes it seem like a meal.

This is one of my flavor combinations in general. I’m a pepper, onion, and garlic addict. You can add bacon to that list, too. Everything is better with bacon on it. I don’t know about you, but too much time alone is getting to me. Cooking is fun, but it’s nice to have events and groups to share it with. So share this with me virtually and we can pretend it’s a real cookout.

Hope you like it!

Caramelized Peppers & Onions
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Serves: 6 servings
  • 2 cups thin sliced onion
  • 2 strips bacon, diced
  • 1½ cup thin sliced red bell pepper (1½ - 2 peppers)
  • 4 garlic cloves, sliced thin
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp hot diced green chiles
  • optional: salt & pepper to taste
  1. In a medium skillet, heat olive oil. Add the onions, cover, and cook until soft over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add the bacon and peppers, cover, and cook another 5-10 minutes or until soft, then add the garlic, increase heat to medium-high, and saute until veggies start to brown on the edges.
  3. Add the balsamic vinegar and chiles and saute a few minutes till well blended.
  4. If desired, add salt & pepper to taste and serve on burgers or as a side
  5. Enjoy!


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