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Flavorful French Onion Soup

 Flavorful French Onion Soup
To complement the standing rib roast, our Test Kitchen home economists created this satisfying soup. Serve it as a first course to get mouths' watering!
11 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Cook: 1-3/4 hours

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 2-1/2 pounds onions, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 8 cups beef broth
  • 1 cup dry red wine or additional beef broth
  • 1/4 cup A.1. steak sauce
  • HOMEMADE CROUTONS:
  • 3 cups cubed French bread
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 cup shredded Swiss cheese

Directions

  • In a Dutch oven, melt butter. Add the onions, brown sugar and pepper;
  • cook over low heat until onion are lightly browned, about 1 hour.
  • Sprinkle onions with flour; stir to blend. Gradually stir in broth.
  • Add wine and steak sauce. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and
  • simmer for 45 minutes.

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Flavorful French Onion Soup (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, toss bread cubes with oil and butter.
  • Combine the oregano, basil, salt and pepper; sprinkle over bread and
  • toss to coat.
  • Transfer to an ungreased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at
  • 375° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Garnish soup with
  • croutons and cheese. Yield: 11 servings (about 2-1/2 quarts).
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