These lit’l smokies and caramelized onions are an epic dish. It is the perfect breakfast for dinner item or for that matter, breakfast for breakfast!
Lit’l Smokies make a great breakfast food! Our kids love having little sausages for breakfast and they pick up great flavor when you saute them up with some caramelized onions!
It’s simple, makes the entire house smell decadent, and the sweet caramelized onions are the perfect foil for the sausages. I think this might actually be the quintessential way to serve these guys up. I made it for several groups of house guests and all gave it rave reviews! The best review of all of course is when the last morsels in the pan get scraped onto somebody’s plate. I always know I have a winner when there are no leftovers to speak of.
Making Caramelized Onions and Lit’l Smokies
The thing that makes this recipe magic is the way you cook the onions. I like mine just starting to brown (caramelize) on the edges with a hint of crunch still. It’s a mix of bold onion flavor with the mellow, sweet, rich flavor of caramelized onions. If you want to amp up the sweet richness just keep cooking the onions until they are as dark as you like.
The darker the brown color, the sweater the final product. If you plan to really take them all the way try turning your pan to just above low and plan on ONE HOUR to get the job done. Thus why I don’t go there.
You can also cheat by keep the pan on medium and sprinkling in a few pinches of sugar. This allows you to artificially create the caramelization process much faster. It’s a quick and dirty cheat method of cooking but I’m guessing some of you don’t have an hour to make breakfast!
Breakfast Lit’l Smokies and Caramelized Onions
- 1 package Beef Lit'l Smokies 14 oz (any brand)
- 1 sweet onion cut into 1" chunks
- Tablespoon oil
- 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper to taste
- 1 ping salt
- Add oil, onion, salt and pepper to the pan. Cook over high heat until onion is a nice golden brown.
- If onion gets too hot and is in danger of burning, turn down your stove.
- Add sausages and cook until sausage is hot through. Taste for salt and pepper and serve.
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