Thursday, August 2, 2012

Crockpot Caramelized Onions

Food blogging has changed my life in a few ways. For starters it's the first hobby that I've ever stuck with for an extended period of time. It's really just part of me now- I can't imagine not blogging! Aside from that it has really changed the way we eat. We used to be the type of people who ate the same 10-15 meals over and over again. Blogging made me really expand my horizons and try new things. It also made John and I get more adventurous with food. We both used to hate onions to the point where I never cooked with them. John hated onions so much he wouldn't eat tomato sauce because he was scared they'd be hiding in there. But now? Now we eat it all- even onions. Caramelized onions are so good and add so much flavor to food. However, making caramelized onions is the worst! (In my humble opinion). I always burn them. I know... I know... slow, low, and long. But still they burn. So when I read that you could make them in the crockpot I was sold. I don't remember where I first saw this technique, I am not claiming it as my own, but I also don't know where it came from. It takes all of the work out of caramelized onions but doesn't take away any of the flavor. I'm converted- this was amazing.

2 large onions, peeled and sliced thin
1 tbsp olive oil or butter

1- Combine the onions and butter in the crockpot. Cook on low for 8-10 hours.

*Any leftover onions can be frozen in small bags and defrosted as needed.


  1. Never would have thought of this! Such a great idea & I LOVE caramelized onions!!!

  2. Thanks for making onions not scary!

  3. Ok...this is the most amazing tip I have read all week!!!

  4. I did this when I first saw it, and they came out amazing! Thank you for the idea! The house smelled incredible! I am doing this again today, and am going to do the "crock pot baked potatoes" on top of them. I have never done that before, but I am hoping they cook well!