French Onion Soup Recipe

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French Onion soup

Valarie Pitts


This is an old family's isn't the watery type of soup but a nice thick hardy one. Very easy to make and a taste to savor!

★★★★★ 1 vote
makes 2 quarts
1 Hr 10 Min


1 1/2 lb
peeled onions
3 oz
1 tsp
fresh ground black pepper
1 Tbsp
spanish paprika
bay leaves
1 1/2 Tbsp
1/2 c
all purpose flour
1 1/2 qt
beef broth (bouillon, home made or cubes


1cut onions in half and slice with the grain 1/8 in thick. Melt butter and add sliced onions saute slowly for 20 minutes, stirring often.
2Add paprika, bay leaves and flour mix well keeping flame low. Stir while cooking for 5 minutes.
3gradually add the HOT beef broth while stirring with preferably a wooden spoon, simmer soup covered for 30 minutes. Taste soup and season as desired with salt.
4serving suggestion....fill oven safe soup bowls or soup crocks with 8 oz soup, Top with french bread and place a slice of swiss cheese on bread and place under broiler till cheese is melted and golden brown

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Soups