making life sweeter
There’s nothing quite like the flavor of a fresh, true sweet onion, but cooking with these little gems can be a bit tricky. The unique composition of a sweet onion makes them a wonderful ingredient in some dishes and a terrible choice for others. For the best results when cooking sweet onions consider these helpful tips:

Use sweets: Raw in sandwiches and salads; lightly grilled-whole or sliced, gently roasted or quickly baked; in stir-frys; power bowls, street tacos and other fresh fare. They are delicious caramelized but take care not to stir them too rigorously or cook them at too high a temperature

Avoid using in: Slow-cooker or long-simmering recipes like chili, stews, soup or in baked casserole dishes. Prolonged cooking breaks down the delicate texture and flavor of sweet onions.

Please browse through our wonderful selection of Sweetie Sweet Onion Recipes below. You’re sure to find some that will become family favorites. We invite you to join our Onion ObsessionSM Club to periodically receive information and recipes featuring onions.
Roast Beef Sandwich with Caramelized Onions
For the caramelized onions:
1 large yellow or sweet onion, sliced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
Salt, to taste

For the sandwich assembly:
4 slices good quality sourdough bread
2 tablespoons butter, divided
1/2 pound sliced roast beef
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 tablespoons whole-grain mustard
2 ounces sliced Swiss or jack cheese
10-12 slices pickles (sweet or dill)
Make the onions: Heat oil and butter in a large, heavy skillet to medium on the stove top. Add onions and stir to coat with the fat. Cook, stirring every few minutes, until the onions are softened, fragrant and a caramel brown color; the entire process should take about 20 minutes. Salt the last few minutes of cooking. Remove from heat and set aside onions on a plate or bowl.

Put the same skillet back onto the stove and add 1 tablespoon butter. Add 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise to each of 2 slices of bread and place in pan, mayo side up. Top bread slices with cheese, roast beef, pickles and a scoop of onions, distributing evenly amongst bread slices. Add mustard to the remaining two bread slices and place atop the sandwiches in the pan. Grill for 8-10 minutes, flipping once in the middle of cooking, or until bread is toasted and cheese is melted. Remove from heat, slice and serve immediately.
Roast Beef Sandwich with Caramelized Onions
Up your sandwich game when you make these sweet, savory, completely satisfying roast beef sandwiches. Loaded with flavor, they make a hearty lunch or easy dinner. You will have leftover onions from this recipe -- use them as a garnish for bean soup or stirred into sour cream for a quick dip. This recipe makes 2 sandwiches.
10 minutes
30 minutes
Looking for inspiration? Try these recipes:
Stovetop Mac and Cheese with Bacon, Onion and Tomato
Stovetop Mac and Cheese with Bacon, Onion and Tomato
Patty Melt with Caramelized Onions
Patty Melt with Caramelized Onions
Sweet Sesame Soba Noodles
Sweet Sesame Soba Noodles
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