Balsamic Caramelized Onions for Hot Dogs

Cooking Time: 45    Servings: 8

Products needed:

  • Garlic Infused Olive Oil
  • Traditional 18 Year Balsamic Vinegar


  • 4 large onions
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Scene Garlic Olive Oil
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt, to taste
  • 3 teaspoons Olive Scene 18 Year Balsamic Vinegar



  1. Peel, halve and slice the onions.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large pan and toss in the onions, turning to coat.
  3. Turn the heat to medium-low and allow them to cook uncovered 40-45 minutes, until they’re brown, soft and caramelized.
  4. Stir occasionally. Be patient! The onions need to cook slowly over a long period of time so they cook evenly and the natural sugars release to caramelize the onions.
  5. If the mixture starts browning quickly, turn the heat lower. Patience is definitely a virtue here. Do not stir too often. When they’re wonderfully caramelized, gently stir in the balsamic vinegar and allow to sit for a couple more minutes, turning to coat and allowing the balsamic vinegar to reduce and cling to the onions. 
  6. Now use those onions! Open a bun and spread the onions on it.
  7. Nestle in a grilled hot dog, sausage, or brat, and top with some wonderful Dijon mustard.
  8. Also fabulous on burgers, or topping your grilled steak, pork chops, or over a grilled Portobello mushroom. Versatile and delicious!