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Caramelized French Onion Soup Recipe

Caramelized French Onion Soup Recipe

Carmelized onions give a touch of sweetness to this popular soup, topped with toasted cheese bread. "It’s an easy version of an updated classic," says Pat Stevens from Granbury, Texas.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 40 min. YIELD:2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1-1/3 cups beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon white wine or water
  • Coarsely ground pepper to taste
  • 2 slices French bread (1 inch thick)
  • 1/3 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • 1. In a saucepan, saute onion in butter until tender. Sprinkle with sugar and Worcestershire sauce; cook and stir for 13-15 minutes or until onion is caramelized.
  • 2. Add the broth, wine or water and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • 3. Place bread on an ungreased baking sheet. Broil 4 in. from the heat until toasted. Turn; sprinkle with cheeses. Broil until cheese is melted and bubbly. Ladle soup into bowls; top with toast. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cups equals 272 calories, 14 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 38 mg cholesterol, 960 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 13 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.