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French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup

There is absolutely no reason to ever eat French Onion Soup out of a can. I can’t even imagine it. This takes some time because of the caramelized onion but it is very well worth it.


  • 1 cup red wine
  • 4 or 5 cups beef stock (or one of those liter boxes if you don’t make your own)
  • 2 large sweet onions
  • 1 tbsp butter (the real stuff, not marg)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • tsp mustard powder
  • about 1/2 cup Swiss or smoked Gruyere cheese
  • couple of slices of baguette
  • 2 Oven safe french onion soup bowls


Slice up onions and saute them in butter and olive oil. Cook over medium heat stirring every now & then for about 1 hour until they’re a pan of golden brown caramelized goodness.

While the onions are cooking put on a pot of beef stock. Drop in garlic cloves, mustard powder and red wine and simmer while onions are cooking.

Grate the cheese and lightly toast the slices of baguette under the broiler. Once the onions are ready add them to the beef stock and bring to a boil. Turn down the heat and let it simmer for 15 min. Fill soup bowls, put in toasted bread and top with cheese. broil on high until cheese is brown and bubbly. Serve with bread and slices of hot Genoa or some other yummy rich sausage.

Oh yeah. That’s the goods.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 1 hour 25 minutes

Total time: 1 hour 40 minutes

Yield: 2 to 3 servings

One Comment on “French Onion Soup”

  1. the lawful sister says:

    Makin’ it now.

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