French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup Recipe

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Ginny Andrews


Inspired by Ina Garten with a few twists of my own.


★★★★★ 1 vote

20 Min
1 Hr


  • 6
    onions, sliced
  • 2 Tbsp
    unsalted butter
  • ·
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 2 qt
    beef stock
  • 2
    bay leaves
  • 3
    garlic cloves, 2 minced 1 halved
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    dried thyme
  • 1/4 c
    red wine
  • 4 slice
  • 1 c
    shredded gruyere cheese

How to Make French Onion Soup


  1. Slice the onions and chop two of the garlic cloves
  2. heat butter and a little olive oil in a soup pot on medium heat
  3. add the onions, bay leaves, and thyme and cook the onions over medium heat until the onions are golden brown and very soft, about 25 minutes
  4. add the garlic and cook for five more minutes
  5. add the red wine and allow to reduce for 10 mintues. Preheat broiler at this time.
  6. Slice baguette into 4 pieces and toast under broiler. Rub halved garlic cloves on toasted bread and set aside.
  7. add the beef stock while the bread is toasting and bring to a boil then reduce to simmer. Allow to simmer for 10 minutes to let the flavors combine.
  8. Ladle the soup into oven proof bowls, top with a piece of toasted bread and 1/4 of the grated gruyere cheese.
  9. Place bowls under the broiler and allow cheese to become brown and bubbly.

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About French Onion Soup

Course/Dish: Beef Soups, Other Soups
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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