Maura's French Onion Soup

Total Time
3hrs 50mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 3 hrs 30 mins

This crockpot version is elegant, but inexpensive and very easy to put together -- my husband loves it! I usually serve mine with a salad & freshly-baked loaf of bread. Lots of other French onion soup recipes seem to call for an extreme amount of butter, but I've found that 1 or 2 tablespoons, along with some well-browned onions, will yield a lovely rich flavor.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cook the onions in butter over medium/low heat for 20 minutes or until browned.
  2. (You want the onions to be a golden color, but NOT black!) Remove from heat, and set aside.
  3. Mix sugar, flour, a few dashes of pepper& rosemary, and 2/3 cup of the wine into a paste mixture.
  4. Add this to the onions, and mix well.
  5. Put the onion mixture into the crockpot.
  6. Add broth and bay leaves.
  7. Stir soup mixture very gently. (Stirring doesn't have to be overly thorough... just enough so that the onions are no longer a paste.)
  8. Cook on "high" for 2 1/2 hours.
  9. Add soy sauce, buillon cubes, and remaining 1/3 cup of wine.
  10. Cover and continue cooking for 30 minutes.
  11. Ladle into soup bowls and enjoy!
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Hi! :) I made this last week, and it was deeelicious! Great comfort food on a cold night! I added croutons and mozz. cheese, after I ladled into mugs. It was sooo good! Thank you for the recipe!