In the world of Eastern European cookery, especially those items that are a part of the Jewish food culture, breads are front and center. Breads are a deep part of the religious practice (the unleavened Passover matzo of biblical renown and weekly sabbath challah) but they are also a big part of the more cultural dining practices.
You might dream of living a caramelized onion kind of life. Many of us do. But life gets in the way. To get real, actual caramelized onions takes time, like at least one episode of Billions time.
If a recipe calls for onions and you're in a time-crunch, you can use frozen onions instead if you have them on hand. The dish won't be as flavorful, but the preparation will go more quickly. You don't have to thaw the onions before you use them. Cook them until they're just soft, about two minutes. Then you can add herbs and other seasonings if you want to.
Try this Kitchen Shortcut with Seared Tuna Sandwhich with Balsomic Onions.