Have you discovered the goodness of caramelized onions yet? They have the most amazing flavor. However, they do take time to make.
If you prepare them on the stove top, it does take around an hour to make and they need to be babysat while cooking. Today I am going to share a simple way to make them in a slow cooker. The slow cooker method does take longer but there is a lot less baby-sitting, so you can go about your day.
Caramelized onions are a great addition to many dishes. My two favorite ways to use them is on burgers or in a quesadilla. They are excellent on pizzas, sandwiches, or on top of meat. They can be added to a tart or a dip. Anywhere you would normally use onion, you can pretty much use a caramelized onion.
Starting tomorrow, it will be soup week here are RMK and I will be sharing a soup that you can make with these beautiful onions. You can also keep the onions in the fridge for up to a week or freeze then for up to 3 months. This way you can keep some on hand at all times.
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When I made these onions, I used my Crock-Pot® Smart Slow Cooker enabled with WeMoTM which gives you remote access via your smart device to all cooking functions. If you need to adjust cooking time or temperature or even shift to warm or turn off your Crock-Pot® Smart Slow Cooker, that is no problem with this new technology. Just open the app on your smart device and adjust whatever you need to.
This works great for me. I often schedule my kids doctor appointments for after school. I do this to avoid my kids missing any school. However, we all know that doctors aren’t always on time which can be a dilemma when I don’t arrive home as planned and I have dinner cooking in my slow cooker.
In the past, I would call and ask one of my other kids at home to adjust my slow cooke as needed. However, even though I talk to then and tell them what to do, sometimes they forget to do what I just instructed them to do. Now there is no problem with my WeMo Crock-Pot® Smart Slow Cooker. I can adjust my slow cooker right in the doctors office from my smart phone.
- 5 large sweet onions, sliced
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- Place sliced onions in slow cooker with oil.
- Toss to coat well with the oil. Sprinkle with salt.
- Cover and cook on low for about 10 hours or until they reach the desired stage of caramelization. I try and give them a stir at least 2 times during the cooking process.
Recipe adapted from Your Home Based Mom.
I am a WeMoTM Crock-Pot® Smart Slow Cooker ambassador. The thoughts and opinions expressed in this blog post are my own.