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Caramelized Sweet Onions

Hands-on time 45 mins
Total time 45 mins
Yield Makes about 3 cups
The trick: Cook the onions slowly, allowing the natural sugars to caramelize. Make several batches, and store in freezer. 


  • 12 cups sliced sweet onions (about 2 1/2 lb.)
  • 1 teaspoon table salt

How to Make It

  1. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add sweet onions, and cook, stirring often, 30 minutes or until onions are caramel colored, sprinkling with salt halfway through.

  2. Note: Store in refrigerator in an airtight container or zip-top plastic freezer bag up to 1 week, or freeze up to 2 months.