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2 Onion Recipes in 15 Minutes

Updated on February 21, 2016
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Life is like an onion. You peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep.

— Carl Sandburg

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2 Easy To Cook Onion Recipes

Stir fry Onions with Beef and Spring Onions
Stir fry Onions with Beef and Spring Onions | Source

Tips to take note:

  • Raw onion has lots of allicin which releases the pungent smell and spicy taste. Therefore, patients who have heat lungs, stomach, tuberculosis, stomach ulcer or duodenum ulcer should not eat to often.
  • Consume moderately.
  • In order to reduce the onion pungent taste and smell, you can add vinegar and sugar to your dishes.
  • To remove the bad breath, rinse your mouth with lemon juice mix with water.

Introduction to Stir fry Onions with Beef and Spring Onions

Do you like onions?

I love them in stir fry red onions with tender beef and lots of freshly chopped spring onions.

You don't have to buy spring onions at the market. Just place the red big onions on your kitchen window still and allow it to grow tiny shoots for several days.

Then, dig up the soil and plant it but don't cover up the whole bulb.

Leave a little space for the top onion and shoots visible on the surface of the soil. Water it daily and you will find facinating little green shoots to grow into a dozen of tall spring onions in a week!

The first recipe is a simple stir fry onion recipe that quickly cooks up a delicious main dish for meat consumers. A great combination with fresh beef fillets, slices of red onions, ginger, garlic, spring onions and you could opt for freshly chopped red chillies to add in a little spiciness to this onion dish.

Just make sure that the beef are cut into smaller pieces in order for the meat to cook quickly.

I always marinate the beef with black soy sauce at least 30 minutes before cooking time in order to allow the seasonings to absorb into the meat


Bombay Onion

Out of red onions? Substitute with bombay onions instead! Taste sweet and less onion odor
Out of red onions? Substitute with bombay onions instead! Taste sweet and less onion odor | Source

Fresh Red Onion

Big red onions are popular in Asian countries
Big red onions are popular in Asian countries | Source

Onion rings

Slices of onion rings, my favorite side dish
Slices of onion rings, my favorite side dish | Source

Raw beef

Beef fillets sold in hypermarket
Beef fillets sold in hypermarket | Source

Sauces

Black sauce, soy sauce mix with beef helps to turn off the beefy odor
Black sauce, soy sauce mix with beef helps to turn off the beefy odor | Source

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Cast your vote for Fried Beef Fillet with Onions

#1- Stir fry Onions with Beef and Spring Onions

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: 3-4 people

Ingredients

  • 300g beef fillet, washed and sliced thick strips
  • 1 bulb big onion, sliced thinly
  • 2 stalks spring onions / leeks, cut into 3 inch lengths
  • 2 cloves shallots, sliced

Marinade Sauces to Prepare:

  • 1/2 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1tsp ground black pepper
  • 1tsp cornflour
  • 1 tbsp oil

Instructions

  1. Wash the beef fillet. Cut into thick strips.
  2. Add marinade and leave it for half an hour.
  3. Peel and rinse onion. Cut into thin strips
  4. Heat 3tbsp oil. Stir fry beef until cooked. Set aside.
  5. Stir fry shallots and onion until slightly browned.
  6. Put back the beef into the wok.
  7. Add in spring onion and seasoning.
  8. Stir for a couple of seconds. Serve hot.

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#2 -Onions and Hotdogs with Scrambled Eggs

Onions and Hotdogs with Scrambled Eggs
Onions and Hotdogs with Scrambled Eggs | Source

Introduction to Onions and Hotdogs with Scrambled Eggs

I love scramble eggs but having it often can be a boring recipe.

How about mixing with different ingredients for a change?

Hence, I picked out some left-over hotdogs from yesterday's supper in the fridge. This is a brilliant idea, strips of hotdogs, chopped spring onions and slices of red onions mixed together with 2 beaten eggs.

A well balance healthy ingredients pairing with left-over hotdogs, stir fried until crispy and brownish.

This is a very simple egg recipe you should try out for side dish or supper. Just slice hotdogs into strips, cut into several sections. Chop a handful of fresh spring onions plus chop red onions. Throw in everything into 2 beaten eggs in a bowl.

Sprinkle a little salt and pepper if you desire.

Onions and Hotdogs with Scrambled Eggs is really a good combination with white rice or porridge. Sometimes, I even had it plainly for midnight snack.


Cook Time:

Prepare time: 5 min

Cook time: 10 min

Yield: 2-3 persons

#2- Onions and Hotdogs with Scrambled Eggs

Ingredients

  • 2 hotdogs or ham (cut into strips and sectioned)
  • 1 stalk spring onions (chopped)
  • 2 Grade A eggs (beaten )
  • 1/2 red onion ( chopped )
  • 1 clove garlic chopped (optional)


Seasoning

  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • a pinch of pepper


Method

  1. Fry 1 slice of hotdog and remove.
  2. Beat 2 eggs into a bowl. Sprinkle in pepper and salt.
  3. Stir in sausages, chopped spring onion and chopped onions into the eggs mixture. Mix well.
  4. Heat a frying pan. Add 2 tbsp of oil.
  5. Beat the ingredients well before pouring in the eggs mixture into the frying pan.
  6. Swirl the pan in order to spread out eggs.
  7. Fry until crispy. Flip over the fried eggs.
  8. Once the edges turn crisp and brown, turn off heat.
  9. Remove and soak up excess oil.

Fresh Eggs

2 eggs with salt and pepper
2 eggs with salt and pepper | Source

Spring onions

Overnight Hotdogs

These are the left-over hotdogs from yesterday's snack
These are the left-over hotdogs from yesterday's snack | Source

Chopped onions and garlic

chopped garlic and red onions
chopped garlic and red onions | Source

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Onion and carrots

Onions and carrots have bundle of benefits that help our body to fight against diseases
Onions and carrots have bundle of benefits that help our body to fight against diseases | Source

Shallots and garlic

Nutritional Value of Onions

  • Onion contains protein, vegetable fibers, calcium phosphorus, iron, vitamin A, B1, B2 and C which is higher than spring onion.
  • The bulb of an onion is made up of several layers of scales. These scales are usually white in color. The main shiny coat of the layers are either in pinkish red or purple color , depending on the country origin of the onions.
  • Raw onions contains extremely high in allicin, a sulphuric property that relieves a pungent smell that could put off anyone and produces watery eyes when you chopped them up.
  • Onions also produces strong oral odor and smelly farts released as the onion helps our stomach digestion quickly.
  • There is considerable variation in composition between different varieties and they also vary with the stage of maturity and the length of storage.
  • Onion is a powerful anti-septic that is rich in vitamins A, B and C. It is a potent source of folate, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, chromium, iron and dietary fiber.

Nutrition Value of an onion

 
 
 
Calories: 44
Saturated Fat: 0
Dietry fiber: 1.9mg
Sodium : 4mg
Polyunsaturated fat: 0
Sugar 4.7 mg
Potasium : 161 mg
Monounsaturated fat: 0
Protein: 1.2 mg
Carbohydrate : 10mg
Cholesterol : 0
Vitamin C: 13%

Onions per 100g

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 person
Calories 40
Calories from Fat0
% Daily Value *
Fat 0 g
Saturated fat 0 g
Unsaturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 9 g3%
Sugar 0 g
Fiber 2 g8%
Protein 2 g4%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 4 mg
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

© 2010 peachy

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    • peachpurple profile imageAUTHOR

      peachy 

      3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks, yes, onions are healthy, raw or cooked

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      C E Clark 

      3 years ago from North Texas

      I love onions. Think they're my favorite veggie of all. Love them fried, boiled, caramelized, or raw. They're one of the best things one can eat for health, too.

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      Bruce Chamoff 

      4 years ago from New York

      Those dishes look great, especially Fried Beef Fillet with Onion, Spring Onion and Shallot. I want to cook that one night, so I added it to my list of recipes.

      Voted up! Thank you!

    • peachpurple profile imageAUTHOR

      peachy 

      5 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      @healthy

      eating raw onion, gonna take you lots of courage. Maybe by pinching your nose would help.

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      Healthy Life 

      5 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      Thanks for sharing the great recipes and health benefits of onions. I knew they had some anti cancer properties but didn't realize they had all the other health benefits. I enjoy them cooked and probably will never be able to eat them raw. Voted up!

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