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Let your crock pot do the cooking with this recipe for easy caramelized onions. Their rich, savory flavor is great on steak, tacos, or French onion soup.
Caramelized onions are delicious on so many dishes…with steak, tacos, even in scrambled eggs. They’re delicious, but they take forever to cook.
I recently realized that there’s an easy way to make caramelized onions–in the crock pot! They cooked while we slept–easy and delicious.
Tools Used to Make Crock Pot Caramelized Onions
Borner V-Slicer Mandoline: perfect for making evenly sliced onions and makes the most of each onion (very little waste)
Crock Pot: my favorite crock pot for making these onions
Crock Pot Caramelized Onions Instructions
Start with a bunch of onions. I got a huge bag at Costco and this is the perfect way to use them up.
Cut off just the top and peel off the brown skin. Now you have a naked onion with the roots attached (that will help hold it together).
I need to introduce you to an amazing device, the Borner V-Slicer Mandoline.
It makes perfect, even slices.
It’s sharp as all heck, so always use the hand guard thingy.
There’s practically no waste, either.
Dump all your onions into the crock pot with 2 tablespoons butter or olive oil and 1/2 teaspoon of salt.
Put the lid on and let them cook down on Low, stirring once or twice. Here they are after four hours. (A couple tablespoons of brown sugar would have been good here…maybe next time.)
I gave them one last stir and headed off to bed. In the morning, I was greeted with this beautiful sight.
Easy Caramelized Onions in the Crock Pot
4 yellow onions, sliced
2 Tablespoons butter or olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons brown sugar (optional)
Place all ingredients in slow cooker. Stir gently to combine. Put the lid on and cook on Low for 4 hours. Stir and add brown sugar, if using. Continue to cook on Low for 6-8 more hours, stirring occasionally.
Is your mouth watering?
- 4 yellow onions, sliced
- 2 tbsp butter or olive oil
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp brown sugar, (optional)
- Place all ingredients in slow cooker. Stir gently to combine. Put the lid on and cook on Low for 4 hours. Stir and add brown sugar, if using. Continue to cook on Low for 6-8 more hours, stirring occasionally.