No Fat Slow Cooker Caramelized Onions
5 pounds sweet onions, sliced thin
1 1/2 cups fat free, low sodium vegetable broth
Cut peeled onion in half vertically. Cut each half in half
making quarters. Cut each quarter in 1/4-inch slices. Add sliced
onions to a large slow cooker, and then pour broth over onions.
Cook on LOW for 12 to 15 hours until the onions reduce and turn
a golden color.
Drain from broth with a slotted spoon or colander.
Caramelized onions take on new personalities with these mix-ins:
Fresh or dried herbs
A splash of balsamic vinegar
NOTE: There will be several cups of sweet onion broth. Use it
as a base for soups or as a base for a sauce for pasta or rice.
Freeze onions in zip-lock bags for use later in recipes.
Suggested uses for caramelized onions:
~as a pizza topping
~on a burger, in a grilled Panini or hot sandwich
~on a baked potato
~stirred into mashed potatoes
~mixed into sauteed greens
~tossed with pasta
~stirred into dips
~stirred into soups