French Onion Soup

A beautiful caramelized onion soup topped with toasted bread and an ooey gooey cheesy blend. Perfect for those fall and winter months.

A beautiful caramelized onion soup topped with toasted bread and an ooey gooey cheesy blend. Perfect for those fall and winter months.

Have I mentioned that my mother can’t cook?

Of course I have! Well she mentioned to me that she was craving some French Onion Soup; and the promptly added that she would be impressed if I could pull it off because not many French Onion Soups are good. DAMN HER!!! She knows I can’t resist a challenge; heck everyone knows that all you have to do is tell me I can’t do something because by god I will show you I CAN!

So, needless to say off to the kitchen I went…cursing her under my breath followed by the “I’ll show her! Tell me I can’t make soup…”.  My teen years were fun; I’ll leave it at that. Ha ha ha! Miss Emma’s mouth and stubbornness is my karma.

This soup starts by caramelizing the onions and honestly that is the hardest part – being patient to let them do their thing. From there the crockpot does the work until it’s time to melt the cheeses.  So here you go, a beefy hearty, flavorful soup that is sure to please your senses.

French Onion Soup In Bowl

Oh…and mom said it was perfect! Ha, I told her to put that in her pipe and smoke it…tell me I can’t make soup….coming from the woman who can’t cook at all…. Love you mom!

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A beautiful caramelized onion soup topped with toasted bread and an ooey gooey cheesy blend. Perfect for those fall and winter months.
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French Onion Soup

A beautiful caramelized onion soup topped with toasted bread and an ooey gooey cheesy blend. Perfect for those fall and winter months.
Course lunch, Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword beef, french bread, gruyere, onion, swiss cheese
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours 25 minutes
Total Time 8 hours 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 967 kcal

Ingredients

  • 5 large white onions sliced
  • 6 Tbsp butter
  • 4 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 64 oz Beef Broth
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • cup dry sherry
  • 1 tsp dried ground Thyme
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 8 slices dry French bread
  • 1 cup Gruyere cheese shredded
  • 1 cup Swiss cheese shredded
  • ½ cup fresh parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. In a large non-stick pan, cook onions, butter and brown sugar over medium low heat until golden and caramelized. (About 20 minutes).
  2. Once golden, add to the slow cooker along with remaining ingredients except bread and cheeses.
  3. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  4. Remove and discard bay leaf and ladle the soup into bowls; top with dry bread slices and cheeses.
  5. Broil 2-3 minutes or until cheese is melted and browned.

Recipe Notes

If you don't have dry bread, slice your loaf and dry it in the oven at 300 degrees for about 5-7 minutes; cool completely or use croutons.

Nutrition Facts
French Onion Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 967 Calories from Fat 378
% Daily Value*
Fat 42g65%
Saturated Fat 25g156%
Cholesterol 115mg38%
Sodium 2911mg127%
Potassium 742mg21%
Carbohydrates 101g34%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 22g24%
Protein 44g88%
Vitamin A 1191IU24%
Vitamin C 12mg15%
Calcium 834mg83%
Iron 6mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 1500 calorie diet.

Note on Nutritional Information

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