Not So French Onion Soup

Jane Whittaker


This soup is my favorite way of making onion soup.
I can't imagine why rest's charge so much for it, when there are so few ingredients, and it is so simple to put together.

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★★★★★ 19 votes

20 Min
1 Hr
Stove Top


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  • 6 large
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 3 Tbsp
    vegtable oil
  • 64 oz
    ( 2-32 ounce) containers beef broth
  • 2 tsp
    beef base
  • 1/8 tsp
    crushed red pepper
  • 1 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1 tsp
    dried parsley
  • 1 tsp
    worchestershire sauce
  • 1 large
    bay leaf
  • 2 slice
    swiss cheese per bowl of soup
  • 1 slice
    toast per bowl of soup

How to Make Not So French Onion Soup


  1. Peel and slice onions 1/4 inch thick, then half them, making a half moon shape.
  2. Saute the onions in the butter and oil until carmelized, stirring occasionaly. My stove top it takes about 25 minutes.
  3. Add beef stock, beef base, and seasonings.
  4. Simmer 20 minutes.
  5. Set broiler to high, set rack 6 inches from heat source.
  6. Cut bread to fit your soup crock, toast.
  7. Ladle soup into oven safe crock, top with toast, then 2 slices of swiss cheese.
  8. Broil until cheese is melted and starting to brown.

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About Not So French Onion Soup

Course/Dish: Vegetable Soup
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: French
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #onions, #beef broth

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