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French Onion Soup with French Bread Toast Recipe

I got this savory recipe from a co-worker my first year out of college. It's been a family favorite ever since. --Janaan Cunningham
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 1 hour 55 min. YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 pounds onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) beef broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon beef bouillon granules
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 slices French bread, toasted
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese

Directions

  • 1. In a Dutch oven or soup kettle, melt butter. Add onions and sugar; cook over low heat until lightly browned, about 1 hour.
  • 2. Sprinkle flour over onions and stir until blended. Gradually stir in broth. Add the water, salt, dried onion, bouillon, garlic salt and pepper.
  • 3. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 45 minutes.
  • 4. Ladle soup into ovenproof bowls. Top with a slice of toasted bread; sprinkle with cheese. Place on a baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 5 minutes. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 346 calories, 12 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 28 mg cholesterol, 1,122 mg sodium, 49 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 12 g protein.