Sunday, November 11, 2012



One of my favorite recipes is French Onion Soup.  It is so easy to make and the results are ALWAYS great.

French Onion Soup
2 Tbsp butter
3 large onions (I like to use 3 different kinds,
 but not necessary)
2 Tbsp sugar
1/4 cup cooking sherry
1 Tbsp worcestershire
1 box beef broth
salt & pepper to taste
swiss cheese
Italian or French bread
I use mostly ready made ingredients because even though I would love to cook EVERYTHING from scratch, we need to be realistic here - who has time? 
Certainly not me.

Chop and cook the onions in 2 Tbsp of butter.  Cook on med/low for about 10 minutes.  Add a dash of salt & pepper.

About half way through cooking time add the sugar to partially carmelize the onions.

When onions look like this, add the sherry, worcestershire, and beef broth.   Bring to a boil, set heat to lower and simmer for 15 minutes.  Add salt & pepper to taste. 

Fill oven proof bowls with soup.  Toast 1 slice bread for each bowl.  Place bread on top of soup.  Put about 1/4 cup swiss cheese on top of bread.  Put the bowls on a cookie sheet and broil until cheese is browned and bubbly (about 2 minutes).

The night we had this onion soup, I served it with a Caesar Salad.  I just use Romaine lettuce, croutons, shredded parmesan cheese, and bottled Caesar dressing. 

I always shred my own cheese.

It's a simple, quick, and easy meal on a cold night.



  1. Oh, this sounds soooooo good. Thanks for the recipe. I am going to make this for sure. Hugs, Marty

  2. I love French onion soup, too! What a cozy and delicious thing in the fall!

  3. That looked exquisite and I pinned it. Thanks. sandie


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