08/16/2013 09:29 am ET Updated Nov 05, 2013

Caramelized Onion Recipes That Take Food To The Next Level (PHOTOS)

We'll be honest, caramelized onions are definitely good enough to eat by themselves. But unfortunately, they don't exactly make a well-balanced dinner, so we've taken to trying to sneak them into every possible dish.

The perfect mix of sweet and savory, caramelized onions have a habit of making any recipe better. It may require a bit of patience to get them properly caramelized, but your taste buds will definitely thank you later.

Though French onion soup may be responsible for their fame, caramelized onions go well in so many dishes and can be paired with so many ingredients. From dips to sandwiches and pizzas, check out our roundup of some of the best ways to enjoy this allium.

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Caramelized Onion Recipes