Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Recipe // French Onion Soup.


6 tbsp butter
4 large yellow onions, sliced and separated into rings
1 tbsp white sugar
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup cooking sherry
7 cups reduced-sodium beef broth
1 tsp sea salt, or to taste
1/4 tsp dried thyme
1 bay leaf
8 slices of French bread
1/2 cup shredded Gruyere cheese
1/3 cup shredded Emmental cheese
1/4 cup freshly shredded Parmesan cheese
2 tbsp shredded mozzarella cheese


1. Heat butter in a large, heavy pot over medium-high heat; cook and stir onions until they become translucent, about 10 minutes. Sprinkle onions with sugar; reduce heat to medium. Cook, stirring constantly, until onions are soft and browned, at least 30 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. 

2. Stir sherry into onion mixture and scrape bottom of pot to dissolve small bits of browned food from the pot. Transfer onions into a slow cooker and pour in beef broth. Season to taste with sea salt; stir in thyme and bay leaf. Cover cooker, set on High, and cook 4 to 6 hours. If desired, set on Low and cook 8 to 10 hours. 

3. About 10 minutes before serving, set oven rack about 8 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler. Arrange bread slices on a baking sheet. 

4. Broil bread slices until toasted, 1 to 2 minutes per side. 

5. Combine Gruyere, Emmental, Parmesan, and mozzarella cheeses in a bowl, tossing lightly. Fill oven-safe soup crocks 3/4 full of onion soup and float a bread slice in each bowl. Top with about 2 tablespoons of cheese mixture per serving. 

5. Place filled bowls onto a baking sheet and broil until cheese topping is lightly browned and bubbling, about 2 minutes.

Unless you count chicken noodle soup (that comes in a package), neither D or myself have really made soup before. We decided a few weeks back that we should attempt a slow cooker French Onion Soup recipe. D found this recipe from one of our favorite website,  -- if you have never visited this website before, you should add it to your bookmarks ASAP!

All in all, it was fairly simple to put everything together and didn't take us too much time. After a few hours of cooking, D mentioned that he didn't think it was going to taste that good because he figured it would taste more like beef broth than french onion soup; but I am pleased to say that he was wrong and absolutely loves how it turned out. The taste is perfect and we wouldn't change a thing about the recipe!

What's your favorite slow cooker soup recipe?? 


  1. Yum! I only know how to do slow cooker recipes! Haha. I make a WW veggie soup in there that is pretty amaze all things considered :)

    1. I tried a WW chicken stew awhile ago and it was also amazing!

  2. Yummy! French Onion is my favorite! I make a lot of Chicken Tortilla Soup too! I love my slow cooker!


  3. Yummy! Love the photo too, always appreciate good photography :)

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    1. It was very yummy! Thanks for stopping by and following, I am now following your blog as well! Love all your photos :)

  4. This recipe looks delicious - French Onion soup is one of my all time favourites.

    Found you via the Tuesday Tango and looking forward to following on Bloglovin.

    Kate x

    1. It was very delicious, yum! Thanks for the follow!