Let's take a look at how to saute onions to add to steaks, burgers, chops or even to as a salad topper!
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5 from 2 votes


Yum. Let’s learn how to saute onions and then eat them! We’re not just going to saute onions, we’re going to make the best sauteed onions with thyme and rosemary.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Topping
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 83kcal
Author: Scott G


  • 1 Onion peeled and sliced. I used a Spanish onion for this recipe.
  • 2 TBSP Rendered Bacon Fat, Duck Fat, Olive Oil, Lard or Butter
  • 2 Pinches Kosher Salt
  • 6 Fresh Thyme Sprigs
  • 1/2 Fresh Rosemary Sprig
  • 1/4 Cup Water


  • Heat a cast iron or other heavy bottom pan with a tight fitting lid over high heat. Add in the fat of your choice. When the fat shimmers, add in the onion and salt. Stir to break up the onion and then cover.
  • Cook over high heat for 3-4 minutes, stirring every minute or so and replacing the lid immediately when done stirring. Reduce the heat to medium and cook another 3-4 minutes. When the onions start to look dry, add in the water and cover again.
  • Cook for another 3-4 minutes or until the added water has cooked off.
  • Remove from the heat, serve hot and happy eating!


Calories: 83kcal