Crock pot Caramelized Onions #NationalSlowCookerMonth

Caramelized Onions made in your slow cooker is an easy way to make a flavorful topping for your burgers, hot dogs, and even french onion soup.

Caramelized Onions and Peppers
Caramelized Onion  Turkery Burger 
For your next big party  make your guests mouth water by serving up a platter of these scrumptious caramelized onions for their burgers, brats, or steaks, and they'll never believe you did  these in the crock pot with very little effort!  I can promise you  the rave reviews  will be worth the 5 whole minutes you spent making this dish!

I'll give you a bonus recipe at the bottom for turning these onions into a scrumptious French Onion Soup, that will knock your socks off. (Thanks to Southern Living for these recipes!)

Barbecue recipes
Bratwurst with Caramelized Onions (and peppers!)
Boy do I wish you could have smelled my house when I came home from errands after starting this in the crockpot. Wow, my house smelled wonderful. What is it about cooking onions and peppers that does that?

Ok, let's get you the recipe:

Caramelized Onions
Makes 2 cups

Ingredients:
2 bacon slices
2 tablespoons melted butter (I used real butter)
2 medium-sized sweet onion, sliced (about 4 1/2 cups)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper

Directions:


  • Cook bacon in a skillet or microwave until crisp. Remove bacon (and use for some other recipe). Reserve 1-2 Tablespoons of the bacon drippings for this recipe.


Jan's Tip: for a cook out,I usually  cook up a pound or so of bacon for people to put on their burgers. So make your bacon ahead of time so you can use the drippings for the onions and then just reheat the bacon when it's time for the cookout. (plus you now will have two of your toppings cooked  and checked off  your list early)


  • Combine drippings, melted butter, and remaining ingredients in a crock pot, stir well to coat onions.
  • Cover and cook on high 4 hours. Serve or if your crock pot has a warm setting, you can switch it to warm till ready to serve.
 ( I actually added diced green peppers to the pot, after I switched it to warm, because I knew my hubby and son would love the peppers., but I cooked the onions first by themselves.)


Bonus Recipe:

French Onion Soup
Makes 5 cups

Ingredients:
1 batch of caramelized onions (see recipe above)
2 cans (10 1/2 oz. each) beef consomme
1/4 cup dry white wine or white wine substitute.

Optional:(Or very necessary if you ask me!)
1/4 cup or so of shredded Gruyere cheese
Croutons.

Stir consomme and white wine (or substitute) into cooked onions in the crock pot.
Cover and cook on high 15 minutes or just until heated through.

To serve, sprinkle each bowl of soup with shredded cheese and croutons.

Slow Cooker Day

1 comment:

  1. Great idea to have these onions ready and waiting before your guests arrive and then IF, by chance, there are leftovers....soup the following day!!

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