Friday, January 7, 2011

French Onion Soup

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I think I'm addicted to caramelized onions. Like unhealthily so. I could probably eat them on just about anything, but you won't judge me, right? Luckily one of my favorite winter meals is French Onion Soup where caramelized onions are the glorified center of attention. Yum! What's great about it is you can use just about any type of broth, bread and cheese and it will turn out fantastic no matter what your combination is. I prefer Muenster cheese, but I know it is often served with Provolone, Monterey Jack or Mozzarella. Like all four? Go for it! I won't tell.

My mom used to always make this growing up and eating it always brings me back to my childhood. My brother and I would play outside for hours then come inside to a nice, warm bowl of bubbling soup. Go ahead and make yourself a bowl and enjoy on a cold winter evening!



  • 3 large onions, sliced thin
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 tbsp. flour
  • 2 (10.5 oz.) cans condensed beef broth (can also use vegetable or chicken)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • French bread, sliced and toasted
  • Sliced Provolone cheese (or any type you prefer)

Cook onions in butter over medium heat, stirring occasionally until onions are tender and begin to brown.  Sprinkle with flour and mix immediately. Gradually stir in 1 cup broth. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly.  Stir in remaining broth, water and Worcestershire sauce. Heat to boiling and then reduce heat. Simmer uncovered for 5 minutes.

Place sliced bread in the bottom of a bowl and cover with soup.  Top with your favorite cheese and place under the broiler until melted and bubbly.


  1. It's so nice when food can bring back such wonderful memories :)

  2. one of my favorite soups, I love caramelized onions too, oh so good. I wanted to let you know about a free on line picture editor that I love, called you should try it makes my pictures way better than they normally would be.


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  4. I remember having this in your mom's kitchen. YUM!

  5. I have never tried making this type of soup before, kind of made me nervous but it doesnt seem to hard...i will have to try this one out!

  6. I first tasted French Onion Soup at a bistro when I was a college student. That was many years ago--I still love a bowl of this yummy soup. Looks like a great recipe.

  7. Yummy! I made your steak and cheese sandwiches, and they were a hit! Thanks so much for linking :)

  8. Try adding 1 cup Merlot or Dry sherry. Yum!!!

  9. I just finished making this for dinner tonight. It smells wonderful. I just have to mlt the cheese. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  10. So glad to hear! Hope you enjoyed it!


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