Classic French Onion Soup

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By Gary Hancq
from Port Byron, IL

This is always a favorite. Topped with Swiss Cheese and a Crouton or not.

serves 2 to 4
prep time 10 Min
cook time 35 Min


  • 2 can
    beef broth, stock or consomme
  • 2
    onions large or medium thick sliced
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin is my choice
  • dash
    salt and pepper
  • swiss cheese to top (optional)
  • crouton to top (optional)
  • 1 can
    water 15 oz.

How To Make

  • 1
    Slice Onions fairly thick then halve and quarter slices, and Saute in Butter and Olive Oil, until translucent. Don't over brown.
  • 2
    In a soup or stock pan add the 2 cans of Beef Stock, and one 15 oz. can of Water, 2 pats of Butter and dash of Salt and Pepper. Simmer for 10 to 20 minutes.
  • 3
    Add Sauteed Onions to soup pan.
  • 4
    Add 1/2 cup water to pan Onions were sauteed in and collect scrappings from bottom and add to soup pot. Simmer another 10 to 20 minutes. Add Salt and Pepper to taste.
  • 5
    To serve: Ladle soup into bowl, top with a thin slice of Swiss Cheese and a slice of toasted baguette or some croutons, if you wish. Enjoy!
  • 6
    You could add a few slices of Green Onion Tops or Chives, or get Creative.

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