not so french onion soup

★★★★★ 19 Reviews
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By Jane Whittaker
from Massena (now in FL), NY

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.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

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.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
serves 8
prep time 20 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Stove Top

Ingredients For not so french onion soup

  • 6 lg
  • 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 lg
    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.