If you love ketchup, get ready for your new obsession - onion ketchup! It's loaded with delicious, bold flavor and is perfect as a dipping sauce or topping for almost anything.
This delicious ketchup variation is so much more than what we're used to. It's bold and pairs perfectly with all your favorite foods like burgers, dogs, meatloaf, french fries, and more.
I love ketchup on almost everything. It's a running joke in our house, that I've probably tried ketchup on everything. This delicious variation really IS good on almost everything, though!
It only takes a few basic ingredients to make this recipe. You probably have them all in your kitchen right now.
- white onion
- brown sugar
- white vinegar
It only takes a few minutes and a few easy steps to make this easy recipe.
Step 1: Heat a skillet over medium-low heat.
Step 2: Add butter and melt it, stirring often.
Step 3: Add onions and sprinkle brown sugar over top. Saute for 15 minutes.
Step 4: Reduce heat to low and stir in white vinegar and ketchup.
Step 5: Simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Step 6: Remove from heat and allow to cool a bit before using.
You'll only need a few pieces of basic equipment to make this recipe.
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Cutting board
Sweet Onion: Sweet onion works well if you don't have white onion.
Apple Cider Vinegar: You can use apple cider vinegar in place of white vinegar if you like.
Looking for ways to change up this onion ketchup recipe? Here are some suggestions.
Spicy: Add red pepper flakes or diced jalapenos to the mix for a spicy kick.
Molasses: For super deep flavor, use molasses instead of brown sugar.
- Never cook your onion mixture on heat that's higher than medium-low. You want the onions to soften, not burn.
- Stir often while cooking the onions so they cook uniformly and don't brown.
- Refrigerate your ketchup.
More Condiment Recipes
It's a sweet and tangy condiment made with tomatoes. Although, early American recipes also used egg whites, mushrooms, oysters, grapes, mussels, walnuts, and other ingredients.
It was invented in 1812 by James Mease, a Philadelphia scientist.
It will last for about a week in the refrigerator in an air-tight container.
Ready to cook this onion ketchup? Then print the recipe card below.
- 1 white onion, diced
- 6 tbsp butter
- 3 tbsp brown sugar
- 2 tbsp white vinegar
- 1 cup ketchup
- Heat a skillet over medium-low heat.
- Add butter and melt it, stirring often.
- Add onions and sprinkle brown sugar over top. Saute for 15 minutes.
- Reduce heat to low and stir in white vinegar and ketchup.
- Simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Remove from heat and allow to cool a bit before using.
Amount Per Serving Calories 43Total Fat 3gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 8mgSodium 114mgCarbohydrates 4gFiber 0gSugar 4gProtein 0g
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