- Butter 1/2 cup • 717 kcal
- Sliced yellow onions 4 cups
- Beef broth 6 cups
- Dried thyme 1 tsp
- Salt 1/4 tsp • 1 kcal
- Pepper 1/2 tsp
- French bread
- Gruyere slices
How can a soup with so few ingredients taste so good?! This recipe makes a delicious French Onion soup that is full of flavor despite only having 8 ingredients. Onions are sautéed in butter and then simmered in a beef broth creating a tasty soup base. Sticking with tradition, a piece of French bread is laid on top of the soup and covered with slices of gruyere cheese. This is a must have soup when the weather gets cold!
- Thinly slice the onions.
- Melt the butter in a large stock pot and then add the onions. Stir the onions to coat them in the butter.
- Cook the onions for about 15 minute or until they are all very soft.
- Add the beef broth, thyme, salt and pepper to the stock pot and simmer over low heat for 30 minutes.
- Scoop the soup into individual bowls and place a slice of French bread on top of the soup. Layer the gruyere slices on top of the bread.
- Place the soup under a broiler to melt the cheese. After about 4-5 minutes, the cheese should be melted and just beginning to brown. Serve while hot!
-Yellow onions are the best for making French onion soup as they are mild yet full flavored and have a slight sweetness to them
-While gruyere cheese is the traditional cheese for French onion soup, Swiss cheese and parmesan are also commonly used.
-French onion soup freezes wonderfully. Freeze the soup once all of the ingredients are in the pot- do not add the bread or cheese until you defrost and reheat the soup to eat!