Rich French Onion Soup Recipe
- 6 large onions, chopped
- 1/2 cup butter
- 6 cans (10-1/2 ounces each) condensed beef broth, undiluted
- 1-1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 3 bay leaves
- 10 slices French bread, toasted
- Shredded Parmesan and shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
- 1. In a large skillet, saute onions in butter until crisp-tender. Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker. Add the broth, Worcestershire sauce and bay leaves.
- 2. Cover and cook on low for 5-7 hours or until the onions are tender. Discard bay leaves.
- 3. Ladle soup into ovenproof bowls. Top each with a slice of toast; sprinkle with desired amount of cheese. Place bowls on a baking sheet. Broil for 2-3 minutes or until cheese is lightly golden. Yield: 10 servings.
1 serving (calculated without cheese): 296 calories, 11g fat (6g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 722mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 4g fiber), 8g protein.
Reviews for Rich French Onion Soup
"This is an excellent recipe for French onion soup. I have made it as written and it is great. I have also followed another reviewers advice and carmelized the onions in the crockpot overnight and finished it the next day with a bit of red wine. Delicious! Joyce Moynihan, Volunteer Field Editor"
"To the people complaining it's not vegetarian, use Vegetable broth!"
"I also carmelized the onions. I made the rest of the recipe as stated and it will now be my "go to" recipe."
"I cut it down because it is just two of us. I didn't chop the onions but sliced them then cut then slices in half. I liked the flavor of the onions. I like the flavor the Parmesan cheese gave to it as well."
"I use the slow cooker to caramelize the onions first in the slow cooker, then do the rest of the recipe so it takes me a full day to do this soup. I put the onions on overnight, add the rest in the morning and prepare as above. Sometimes I add thyme also. I want to try the idea mentioned of using cider. I'll use apple juice instead since I always have it on hand and see how it is. Sounds really unique and tasty."
"While I haven't made this specific recipe, I just wanted to mention that you can also use the "Better Than Bouillon" beef base instead of the canned soup (3 Tbsp. base to 8 cups water). They even make a low salt version although I just use the regular version and to us the salt level is perfect. I too caramelize the onions in butter with a little oil, 4 Tbsp. butter with 2 Tbsp. oil, in a large pot. Once caramelized, I sprinkle with 3 Tbsp. flour;stir, and then add the base/water to the pan. To make the soup on the stove top, after combining all the ingredients, bring to a boil and then lower to a simmer, partially covered, for 45 minutes before ladling it into the ovenproof bowls. We prefer Mozzarella only and my husband likes it when I put some of the shredded cheese in the bottom of the bowl before ladling in the soup, then the bread with lots of cheese on top and then under the broiler. You can also sprinkle with a little paprika if you wish for a little added color."
"When I make French Onion soup, I use 2:1 ratio of beef broth to apple cider. It gives it a hint of flavor that people like...but can't figure out. Always fun to serve to guests."
"Yummy soup. I used Swanson's beef broth and toasted white bread."
"I love French onion soup and this one hits the spot!"
"Love this recipe. Has always been one of my favorites."
"This was excellent served in a bread bowl with provolone cheese melted over the top!"
"Loved it. Cut in half for just the two of us. Would make again."
"Delicious! When our bread went moldy, we finished off the soup by adding macaroni - we liked it even better that way!"
"this had a great flavor I paired it with the salad croutons receipe on here and it was so good."
"This is a very lovely recipe. I made mine on top of the stove. I reduced the butter to 1/4 cup and used a 1/4 cup of olive oil to make up the difference. I caramelized the onions first. Then completed the recipe and simmered it for quite a while on a low simmer. the smell was wonderful.Any left overs can be recycled onto several other recipes. Many good choices to choose from. Thickened as a gravy for Roast beef is one. Any left over onions makes a great topping for a cheeseburger. And add some of the broth to the meat mixture before you shape the burgers.I really enjoyed this Recipe.Janie"
"This recipe was SO easy and delicious. My husband loved it. I'm very excited to add it to my repertoire!"
"I make this in the crockpot. I carmelize the onions before adding the liquid. Gives a depth of flavor. Although I don't drink wine, I do keep wine just for this soup. I add about 1/3 cup of red wine. The alcohol cooks out leaving a very tasty soup making it a 5 star soup"
"I thought this was very good. I don't know why some reviewers say it had no flavor. I thought it tasted just like it should. I didn't use the bread since I have celiac and it was still quite delicious."
"Very good will make again"
"I make all time with vegetable broth I make myself. Just as good."
"this sounds really great. instead of the beef broth, i used beef consomme' & pecorina/romano cheese in place of the parmesan"
"This recipe doesn't belong in the vegetarian section since it's made with beef broth."
"Very good, even without bread and cheese."
"made this for my family. We loved it. we were looking for something different for us and it was amazing.We will make it again. and again."
"The broth had no flavour, we didn't finish our dish. French onion soup is one of my favourites. Not sure how this won a contest..."
"This is NOT a vegetarian recipe- contains BEEF BROTH!!!!"
"My son said this is flavorless. I don't eat it made it for him. He hated it"
"Was a hit in my family. I have made it twice now. I had simmered it on the stove top to save time. The soup came out perfect either way! If only my mascara had held up as good after chopping all the onions. :D"
"Simple, tasty recipe! I sautéed 2 garlic cloves in with the onions and added some dry white wine to the broth. Excellent!"
"This was a good first-time recipe. I thought it was good but missing something. Next time I make it I might add a bit of garlic and wine. Though I did toast bread and used smoked mozzarella cheese and the smoked flavor added a lot to it."
"One of my all-time favorite recipes. The best French onion soup I've ever had!!!"
"I'm so excited to try this recipe. I have all the ingredients and made my croutons last night - I prefer those also over the bread slice. Easier to eat. I hope this is as good as our local restaurant serves. My honey has been wanting me to make some french onion soup. Happy Cooking!!!"
"This is a super easy, tasty recipe for the family. We used Low Sodium broth for dietary needs.After a second time, we added 2/3 cup of apple juice to sweeten it a little and it was Wondeful. A KEEPER!!!"
"This was excellent. We added pepper and used croutons w/cheese instead of the French Bread. Great for double recipe and freezing."