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This winning recipe was featured in Some Like It Hot.
Kimberly Hrehor | Karnes EC
Striking a perfect balance of fiery and sweet, these onions are easy to prepare and surprisingly addictive. Consider serving them as a topping for pulled pork, roast beef sandwiches, charred sausages or even pizza—or as a sidekick to smoked brisket or grilled steaks.
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
1 sweet onion, sliced into rings or crescents
1 habanero pepper, seeded and finely chopped
1 tablespoon light brown sugar, or more to taste
Salt and ground pepper, to taste
1. Heat butter in a skillet over medium heat. Stir onion, habanero, brown sugar, salt and pepper into the butter and cook, stirring, until the onions are soft and translucent, about 10 minutes.
2. Lower the heat and continue to cook until the onions are caramelized.
Makes about 1 1/2 cups.