MoFo #23: Caramelized onions in the slow cooker

I’ve heard of caramelizing onions in the slow cooker before, but I never got around to trying it. Recently someone on Facebook posted a link to Bryanna Clark Grogan’s instructions, and it gave me the push to finally try out this method.

I love love LOVE caramelized onions, but I’m also lazy. This means that I don’t often put in the effort to make them. Enter the slow cooker. Essentially you slice a bunch of onions (I found some huuuuuge onions on sale this week!) and throw them in the slow cooker with a tiny bit of olive oil (although Bryanna also has instructions to make an oil-free version if you are so inclined).

Let the onions do their thing for a few hours on low heat (the time depends on how many onions you have – approximately 6 hours worked for me). The beauty part is once you have a giant batch of caramelized onions you can leave them in the fridge to use throughout the week, or you can freeze them and then have caramelized onions on hand any time your little heart desires.

Stay tuned to see how I used some of my batch.

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4 thoughts on “MoFo #23: Caramelized onions in the slow cooker

  1. This is a fabulous idea! I bet your house smelled amazing.

  2. veganlinda says:

    Love this idea and I have two bags of sale onions myself. I know what my slow cooker is doing tonight.

  3. […] caramelizing a few onions in my slowcooker this weekend I was chomping at the bit to use them in something. I thought soup and focaccia […]

  4. Mo says:

    I’m so glad I read this because I’m really wanting to use my slow cooker more often. Those onions look amazing!

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