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French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup
Randy Mayor
Yield

8 servings

Once you try this French Onion Soup recipe, you'll never try another. Caramelized, melt-in-your-mouth onions, crusty bread, and melted cheese make for a hearty and rich soup that’s worth the wait. You’ll want to let it simmer the full two hours for the ultimate blending of flavors. Perfect for a cold day, this classic soup is comfort food at its best. If you don’t have a Dutch oven, you can cook the dish in a large stockpot or soup pot.

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 4 cups thinly vertically sliced Walla Walla or other sweet onion
  • 4 cups thinly vertically sliced red onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 8 cups less-sodium beef broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 8 (1-ounce) slices French bread, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 8 (1-ounce) slices reduced-fat, reduced-sodium Swiss cheese (such as Alpine Lace)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 290
  • caloriesfromfat 30 %
  • fat 9.6 g
  • satfat 4.8 g
  • monofat 1.9 g
  • polyfat 0.7 g
  • protein 16.8 g
  • carbohydrate 33.4 g
  • fiber 3.1 g
  • cholesterol 20 mg
  • iron 1.6 mg
  • sodium 359 mg
  • calcium 317 mg

How to Make It

  1. Heat olive oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onions to pan; sauté for 5 minutes or until tender. Stir in sugar, pepper, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Reduce heat to medium; cook 20 minutes, stirring frequently. Increase heat to medium-high, and sauté for 5 minutes or until onion is golden brown. Stir in wine, and cook for 1 minute. Add broth and thyme; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 2 hours.

  2. Preheat broiler.

  3. Place bread in a single layer on a baking sheet; broil 2 minutes or until toasted, turning after 1 minute.

  4. Place 8 ovenproof bowls on a jelly-roll pan. Ladle 1 cup soup into each bowl. Divide bread evenly among bowls; top each serving with 1 cheese slice. Broil 3 minutes or until cheese begins to brown.

Cook's Notes

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