Microwave French Onion Soup

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Serves: 6 people
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Cooking Method: Microwave


2 large onions(1 pound)
1/4 c butter
2 can(s) beef broth(10 1/2 oz.)
2 1/2 c cold water
1 tsp sugar
1 Tbsp burgundy wine
2 Tbsp butter or margarine melted
6 slice french bread
2 Tbsp freshly grated parmesan cheese (more if desired)
dash of black or white pepper
6 oz finely shredded swiss cheese

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Rose Mary Mogan Recipe
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Sauk Village, IL (pop. 10,506)
Member Since Sep 2011
Rose Mary's notes for this recipe:
I first made this soup about 19 years ago, & was amazed at how simple & easy it was, as well as so full of flavor since it is made in the microwave. It really is good. Does not taste like it was made quick & easy.

I made this recipe for Sweetest Day, when my then Boyfriend & now husband were dating. I wanted to make an impressive dinner, & this was the first course. I must have done something right, because today we are husband & wife.

It has been a Family Favorite not just for it's flavor, but for how quickly it can come together in taste & presentation. Try it I am sure you'll agree.
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Peel cut in half and slice onions and set aside. Place butter in 3 quart glass casserole measuring cup. Microwave at HIGH until melted, about 1 1/2 minutes. Add onion slices, tossing to coat. Cover and microwave on high 6-8 minutes or until onions are tender, stirring at least twice. Blend in broth, water, sugar, wine and pepper. Cover and microwave on HIGH until heated through about 8 minutes.
Brush one side of french bread with melted butter. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Place under broiler to toast.Ladle soup into six individual serving dishes. Top each bowl with toast and 1 ounce of swiss cheese.
Place bowls in microwave oven in circular pattern. Microwave at high 4 to 8 minutes or until cheese melts and soup is hot.
In going through old photos of some of the dishes I have made over the years, I came across this one of the French Onion Soup I made as the first course, so I am sorry there are no step by step pictures. I will take some pictures the next time I make it.


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user Rose Mary Mogan cookinginillinois - May 15, 2014
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user Rose Mary Mogan cookinginillinois - May 15, 2014
This recipe is from my cookbook "SHARING OUR FAVORITE RECIPES" ON PAGE 259 and has been a family favorite more than 20 years. It is simple and easy to make and taste great.

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