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French Onion Soup with French Bread Toast

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.
  • Makes
    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 shredded Swiss cheese

Directions

  • In a Dutch oven or soup kettle, melt butter. Add onions and sugar; cook over low heat until lightly browned, about 1 hour.
  • Sprinkle flour over onions and stir until blended. Gradually stir in broth. Add the water, salt, dried onion, bouillon, garlic salt and pepper.
  • Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 45 minutes.
  • 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.
TEST KITCHEN TIP Refrigerate the onions before slicing—your tear ducts won't get as much of a workout!
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