Jalapeno Onion Steak and Burger Topping

Ok, I admit it. I sometimes buy cheap steaks on sale. They make for a quick lunch. Since I work from home I can just toss them on the grill and in no time I’m chowing down. But let’s face it. Cheap steaks aren’t the same as not-cheap-steaks so I often add a bit of something to kick them up a bit. This jalapeno onion steak topping was so good I ended up making another batch to top some hamburgers later in the week. Sweet lightly-caramelized onions in a creamy sauce with just a little beat of jalapeno heat.
jalapeno-onion-steak-and-burger-toppingNext time I cook up some hot dogs I’m going to make another batch of this jalapeno onion steak and burger (and hot dog!) topping. It’ll really crank up any grilled hot dog or smoked sausage. There’s not a tremendous amount of heat, so don’t be afraid that the topping is too hot. It’s quite mellow and packed with great flavor.

Jalapeno Onion Steak and Burger Topping

Course Sauce
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 cups
Author Mike


  • 2 teaspoon unsalted butter
  • 2 medium sweet onions sliced thin
  • 2 jalapenos sliced thin, seeds removed if desired
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoon sugar
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar


  • Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add the onions, jalapenos, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, sugar and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Cover and cook 15-20 minutes until the onions are softened and golden in color. Stir often.
  • Add the heave cream and stir. Cook for 2 more minutes.
  • Add the apple cider vinegar and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Stir and serve.

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