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.

★★★★★ 19 votes
20 Min
1 Hr
Stove Top

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
The good news: THIS is the kind of soup to pay big bucks for. Better news? Thanks to Jane you don't have to!

This easy, budget-friendly recipe is a sure-fire favorite.


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


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