Southern Caramelized Vidalia Onions

Level: Easy
Found in Side Dish,   Holiday,   Coca-Cola  By
southern caramelized vidalia onions

This recipe was submitted by Rod Rives of Birmingham, Alabama. "For years my family has made these delicious onions and they work as a garnish or topping for many other delicious dishes (even pasta) and at holiday events. Some ideas: The onions can be eaten by themselves, served on steak, or mixed into mashed potatoes. Pour the leftover liquid on rice."


  • 2.5 whole Vidalia onions
  • 1 liter Coca-Cola classic®
  • 2 Teaspoons liquid steak seasoning (or more to taste)


  • Total Time: 35 min
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 30 min
  1. n a 9x13 microwave-safe casserole dish, cut whole Vidalia onions into sections 1 1/2 inches in length and around 3/4 inches wide. Literally float the cut onions in the Coca-Cola, adding more if necessary to cover all the onions in your dish. Add the steak seasoning into the liquid. (Liquid steak seasoning is quite potent and 1 bottle capful is usually enough.) Stir once to spread the seasoning.
  2. Place in microwave and cook for 20 minutes on high or 30 minutes on medium setting. This will produce a soft, sweet caramelized onion with a hint of smoky flavor. It’s easy and effortless.

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