Topping Essentials: Tomato and Caramelized Onions

Andy Anderson !


Served this the other day on some “stacked” oven-baked ribeye.

This is a spicy tomato/onion recipe that is a cross between a jam, and a chutney.

At least that is how I interrupt it.

It is awesome as a topping on a good beef steak, a juicy pork chop. How about serving it with cream cheese on crackers, or toast points as an hors d'oeuvres, or appetizer.

I even used it to top a big pile of garlic mash potatoes. So yummy.

Happy Saturday, and Happy Dining (((Love and Hugs)))


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30 Min
2 Hr
Stove Top



  • 2 large
    yellow onions
  • 1 - 2 clove
    garlic minced
  • 2 Tbsp
    coconut sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
    chili powder, hot, or mild, your choice
  • 2 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1 pinch
    cayenne pepper
  • 1 - 2 Tbsp
    balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp
    apple-cider vinegar
  • 14 oz
    fired-roasted, diced tomatoes, 1 can

How to Make Topping Essentials: Tomato and Caramelized Onions


  1. This recipe requires that you caramelize the onions. Rather than repeat those steps, I have a very good recipe on this site, and here is the link:
    Master Recipe: Caramelizing Onions
  3. Gather your ingredients (mise en place).
  4. Thinly cut the onions into halfmoons, and caramelize. Use your own method, or the above recipe link.
  5. When the onions are fully caramelized, add the coconut sugar, chili powder, cumin, cayenne, and balsamic vinegar.
  6. Stir at a simmer, for 2 minutes.
  7. Finally, add the apple-cider vinegar, and fire-roasted tomatoes; including the juices from the can.
  8. Continue to simmer, and cook, stirring frequently, until it reduces, and thickens, about 10 – 12 minutes (depending on the heat of your pan).
  9. Allow to cool, then store in the refrigerator, using a non-reactive container with a tight-fitting lid.
  10. Chef’s Note: Bring to room temperature before using.
  12. Place on crackers with some cream cheese, and serve as an appetizer, or use as a topping for beef or pork. Enjoy.
  13. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Topping Essentials: Tomato and Caramelized Onions

Course/Dish: Fruit Sauces
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American

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