Pickled Onions & Jalapenos

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Pickled onions and jalapenos are easy to make and are a perfect topping on tacos, burgers and grilled meats.

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Pickled Onions & Jalapenos
Cooking Tips:

If you’re in a rush omit the dried oregano, black pepper, cumin and chili flakes.

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Can you make ahead?

Fridge: After pickled onions and jalapenos cools off, place in an airtight container in the fridge for 3 months max.

Pickled Onions and jalapenos

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Substitution Options:

Try using a different type of onion (white, or yellow) for a different flavor.

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Carne Asada Tacos

Pickled Onions and Jalapenos

Kenneth Temple
Pickled Onions and jalapenos make for a perfect topping on tacos, burgers and grilled meats.
5 from 1 vote
Total Time 10 mins
Servings 6 people


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 large red onion sliced thin
  • ¾ cup white vinegar
  • ¾ cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper ground
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon chili flakes


  • In a nonreactive saucepan bring water to a boil, add red onions and remove from heat, after 1 minute. Add vinegars, sugar, salt, bay leaf, oregano, black pepper, cumin, chili flakes. Bring to a boil for 3 minutes. Cover and let cool, in mixture. Place in glass jar or non-reactive bowl for one day before enjoying.
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