Crockpot Caramelized Onions

Caramelized onions are an incredible addition to…pretty much everything.  Stir them into mashed potatoes or wilted greens, sprinkle them on top of a pizza, or use them in one of our staff's favorite recipes: mujaddara (Lebanese lentils).


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6 large yellow onions (3-4 pounds)
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil


  1. Peel and julienne onions. Mist the inside of the slow cooker, place slice onions inside, and drizzle the oil over the slices. Cover and cook on high for 10-12 hours, until the onions have a deep brown color.
  2. Note: Leftover caramelized onions can be stored in containers and refrigerated for a week or two. Or they can be frozen for up to 6 months.

Prep Time: 10-12 hours
Serving Size: 3 cups
Sarah Jung
Sarah Jung

Sarah Jung is the associate director of Life and Health Network, but wears a plethora of hats as editor, communications director, and sometimes photographer. Unrelated to Life and Health, Sarah is the country director and founding member of Oon Jai Foundation, a non-profit organization that seeks to empower people living in developing countries through friendship and working, learning, and mentoring side-by-side with the locals. In her spare time, Sarah likes to read, write, and find mountains to climb.

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