Restaurant-Quality French Onion Soup in Under an Hour!

Restaurant-Quality French Onion Soup in Under an Hour!

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Seriously, the past few weeks I have been absolutely craving French Onion Soup. I made it twice! My sister introduced me to this recipe, and with a few tweaks it’s absolute perfection. Definitely restaurant quality! And the best part is: it takes less than an hour to make. If you don’t already have some soup-style bakeware, I found these CorningWare Mugs at my local grocery store, and they work perfectly for serving. =)

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups sliced onions (about 3 large onions…I used 1 red, 1 white, and 1 yellow)
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 32 oz. box beef stock
  • 2 cans beef broth
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ⅓ cup cooking sherry
  • 2 tablespoons white wine
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 loaf french bread
  • 1/2 lb provolone cheese slices (or cheese of your choice!)

Directions:

  1. Melt 4 tablespoons butter in an 8 quart stock pot on medium heat, add the onions. Brown the onions, stirring occasionally (approximately 20, minutes or until the onions are tender & brown). 5 minutes before the onions are done, add the minced garlic.
  2. Add beef stock, broth, thyme, sherry, and wine.
  3. Salt and pepper to taste, and simmer (covered) for 30 minutes.
  4. Heat the oven broiler, and toast bread for approximately 3 minutes, or until toasted.
  5. Ladle soup into oven-safe serving bowls and place 1-2 slice(s) of the toasted bread on top of each. Layer each slice of bread with 2 slices of provolone. Place bowls on cookie sheet and broil in the preheated oven until cheese bubbles and browns slightly (about 6 minutes).
  6. Serve & enjoy! (But be careful, it’s very hot!)
An Urban Mystic - April 29, 2013 - 12:53 pm

It looks gorgeous! French Onion Soup is definitely on my list of must-tries!..thansk for the recipe! :-)

Liz @ TheLambentLife - April 29, 2013 - 2:14 pm

Mmmm that sounds delicious! A few of Josh’s workers live in Vidalia, GA and last year brought him bags and bags of vidalia onions. I wanted to try making french onion soup but I thought it’d be really time consuming. But this seems entirely doable!

museconfuse - April 29, 2013 - 3:27 pm

Ooooh looks totally yum. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Nicole | Life So Lovely. - April 29, 2013 - 4:42 pm

Of course! It’s seriously SO good!

Nicole | Life So Lovely. - April 29, 2013 - 4:44 pm

No, it’s really SO easy! Cutting the onions is the most time-consuming part! The best part is that I usually have most of the ingredients, so it’s a pretty cheap recipe to make, too. =)

Nicole | Life So Lovely. - April 29, 2013 - 4:45 pm

Not a problem! It’s SO good and SO easy! I highly recommend giving it a try. =)

Jesse - April 29, 2013 - 6:17 pm

I recommend using your child’s swimming goggles (or your own) when you cut that many onions, lol. You look foolish, but it keeps you from crying!!! =)