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Classic French Onion Soup Recipe
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Classic French Onion Soup Recipe

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Enjoy my signature soup the way my granddaughter Becky does. I make it for her in a French onion soup bowl complete with garlic croutons and gobs of melted Swiss cheese on top. —Lou Sansevero, Ferron, Utah
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 2 hours
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 2 hours
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 5 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 8 cups thinly sliced onions (about 3 pounds)
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup port wine
  • 2 cartons (32 ounces each) beef broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 24 slices French bread baguette (1/2 inch thick)
  • 2 large garlic cloves, peeled and halved
  • 3/4 cup shredded Gruyere or Swiss cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 172 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 773 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a Dutch oven, heat 2 tablespoons oil and butter over medium heat. Add onions; cook and stir for 10-13 minutes or until softened. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook for 30-40 minutes or until deep golden brown, stirring occasionally. Add minced garlic; cook 2 minutes longer.
  2. Stir in wine. Bring to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced by half. Add the broth, pepper and salt; return to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
  3. Meanwhile, place baguette slices on a baking sheet; brush both sides with remaining oil. Bake at 400° for 3-5 minutes on each side or until toasted. Rub toasts with halved garlic.
  4. To serve, place twelve 8-oz. broiler-safe bowls or ramekins on baking sheets. Place two toasts in each. Ladle with soup; top with cheese. Broil 4-in. from heat until cheese is melted. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Classic French Onion Soup in Taste of Home February/March 2013

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 172 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 773 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein.

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Reviewed Mar. 11, 2014

One word... YUM!" This was my first x making French onion soup. It was perfect.

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Reviewed Oct. 19, 2013

Delicious and super easy! My liquid reduced a lot, next time I'll add an additional can of beef broth. I also added a little Guinness for extra flavor :)

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Reviewed Jun. 20, 2013

Extremely time consuming, but worth it.

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Reviewed Apr. 17, 2013

The port wine adds a great flavor to this classic

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Reviewed Jan. 31, 2013

I love to order onion soup when I go out. This, without a doubt, is as good, or better than any I have tried. A keeper, for sure.

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