When I was younger my family and I would go to the same restaurant all the time and they had the best french onion soup ever! I went there a few weeks ago and had it again, they changed the recipe a bit but still it was soo good! I was even one of those kids who hated onions or anything that didnt resemble a chicken finger and fries (whose really kidding I still eat like a 5 year old) but this soup was so good that I couldn’t help but love it!
So I found a recipe for french onion soup on the How Sweet Eats website (I always steal her recipes and I promise I asked her!) Since it’s cold and windy out today figured that making soup that you can have for dinner would be perfect!
French Onion Soup
[adapted from Tyler Florence]
makes a giant pot, about 8-10 servings
- 4 medium sweet onions, thinly sliced
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 4 tablespoons of butter
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons flour
- 8 ounces of beer
- 64 ounces of low-sodium beef stock
- 2 tablespoons fresh thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- french bread
- gruyere cheese, sliced
Set your crock pot on high, then add onions, garlic, brown sugar, butter, salt and balsamic and mix until combined. Cover and let cook for 60 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onions are a bit caramely and brown on the edges. Add in flour, then stir thoroughly and let sit for 5 minutes. Add in beer, beef stock, thyme, and pepper, then turn heat down to low, cover and cook for 6-8 hours.
Before serving, cut french bread or baguette into slices. Fill soup bowls to the top, then cover with slice of bread and a slice of cheese. Set under the broiler for 2-3 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly and golden brown. Be careful when serving as bowls will be hot!
Note: Used a very low-sodium beef stock, so depending on the stock you use, add additional salt for flavor if desired.
Doesn’t that look so freaking good? This will be the perfect soup to make tonight! So go buy some onions!!