Sunday, March 8, 2009

French Onion Soup

Can we say oooey gooey cheesy goodness all in one bowl of soup? I think we can! This French Onion Soup is just wonderful and so easy to make. I am not an onion lover by any means but this soup is just fantastic! If you can get by the crying stage of cutting onions and the waiting stage of while it is simmering, it is well worth the wait. Takes about 45 minutes to 1 hour of time; but for an easy lunch or part of dinner, this soup hits the spot. It is a recipe we got from his mom's friend and he is a great cook, so it was no wonder this soup was great.

French Onion Soup

3 onions (sliced into 1 inch pieces)
1/2 cup unsalted butter
3 Tbsp flour
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp pepper
64 oz beef broth
1/4 cup red wine
1 packet onion soup mix
French bread
mozzarella cheese

Slice onions and place into large pot with butter, garlic, and pepper. When the butter is melted, add the flour and let the onions cook until they are carmelized. Add beef broth and wine. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 30 minutes.

In bowls (or soup mugs) put a slice of the french bread, top with soup, then top with heaping amounts of mozzarella cheese (it is purely personal preference, I like alot of cheese, so I heap it on). Broil until brown and cheese is bubbly.

Doesn't this look yummy? It was! Look at how gooey this cheese is. I could eat this for lunch every day, it is so good!

- You can also use homemade or bakery large croutons for the french bread
- You can also use gruyere cheese or swiss cheese in place of mozzarella cheese and it is still yummy!

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Coleens Recipes said...

This looks SO yummy.

Donna-FFW said...

This looks delicious. I am now craving some. It is the perfect day here in NJ for it, Rainy and chilly..

Talita said...

Yummm, all that cheese melted... yum, yum, yum!

Anonymous said...

I am going to make this tomorrow night! It looks and sounds wonderful!

Thank you for this recipe.