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french onion soup

a recipe by
Beth Pierce
Old Monroe, MO

The best French Onion Soup with slow cooked caramelized sweet onions, crisp baked crostini and plenty of smooth melting Gruyere Cheese. This is the ultimate comfort soup and is so quick and easy to make.

serves 4
prep time 10 Min
cook time 1 Hr 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For french onion soup

  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 4 lg
    yellow onions sliced in half and cut from pole to pole in no greater than 1/4 inch slices
  • 2 clove
    garlic minced
  • 1 tsp
    dried thyme
  • 1/2 c
    dry white or red wine
  • 3 c
    low sodium beef broth
  • 1 c
    low sodium chicken broth
  • 1
    bay leaf
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • crostinis or large croutons
  • 1 c
    shredded gruyere or swiss cheese

How To Make french onion soup

  • 1
    Heat butter and olive oil in a Dutch Oven or stock pot over medium to medium/low heat. Add the onions and cook for about 45 minutes stirring every few minutes until a rich golden brown.
  • 2
    Add the garlic and thyme. Cook for 1 minute. Add the wine and using a spoon or spatula try to remove as much of the brown glazing from the bottom of the pan as possible. Allow the wine to simmer with the onions for about 5 minutes. Add the chicken, beef broth and bay leaf. Simmer for 20 minutes. Discard the bay leaf and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • 3
    Add the soup to the bowls or cups. Top with crostini and grated cheese. Slip under the broiler for 2-3 minutes.