Monday, October 4, 2010

French Onion Soup

If you love French Onion Soup as much as I do, you are going to be amazed as to how easy it is to make! You can top this recipe off with your favorite melting cheese. I recommend trying Gruyere. It melts so beautifully and compliments this dish very well. Don't forget some good toasted French Bread!

I also want to mention you can substitute an onion with a red onion in this dish..or just slice a mix of whatever onions you like to play with the flavors.

Sorry I do not have a picture for this post either!! I will post a picture the next time I make it!

3 Medium Size white Onions (sliced as thick or thin as you like.)
1 glass of Red wine ( Do NOT use cooking wine from the grocery store. A cheap bottle from the liquor store will do you good.)
1/4 stick of butter
Salt & Pepper
1 Tablespoon of flour
6 cups of low sodium beef broth

In a saucepan, melt butter on medium heat. Add onions and a pinch of salt & pepper and sautee for 5 minutes. Bring the heat down to a low-medium heat, allowing the onions to slowly carmelize until it turns a nice brown. Once the carmelization is done, add the flour. Mix the flour in and give it a minute or 2 to let the flour cook. Add the one cup of wine and bring the heat back up to medium. Once the alcohol has simmered away (most of the liquid should have evaporated), add one cup of the beef broth. Let the mixture simmer for 10-15 minutes, then add the rest of the beef broth. While this simmers for another 15 minutes, toast some slices of french bread topped with shredded Gruyere cheese in your oven on 350 degree F. Once the Cheese is bubbly and brown set aside and ladle yourself a bowl of the onion soup and place the cheesy bread on top. Enjoy!

P.S You can either drink the rest of your wine..or make a red sauce later in the week with it! :)


  1. will omit beef broth and add probably chicken, being Hindus, we don't eat beef.