Recipe by ~~Di~Lo~~
Irish Onion soup is a twist on the traditional French Onion soup. This is dark, hearty and rich, due to the stout used for this fantastic soup.
- 2 tablespoons butter, unsalted
- 3 large yellow onions, sliced
- 2 large red onions, sliced
- 4 shallots, minced
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
- 3 cups beef stock or 3 cups canned beef broth
- 1 cup stout beer
- pepper, fresh ground
- 1 cup cheese (your choice, but I like soft white, melty cheeses like Swiss or Mozzarella)
Directions See How It's Made
- In a large saucepan, melt butter then add onions, shallots and garlic. Cook for 10 - 15 minutes until soft but not browned.
- Add bay leaves, basil thyme, brown sugar, stock or broth and stout.
- Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer, covered 25 - 30 minutes or until onions are tender. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Preheat the broiler, arrange heat proof onion soup bowls on a baking sheet. Ladle soup into bowls and sprinkle with cheese. Place 4" under broiler and broil 1 - 2 minutes or until cheese melts and starts to brown.
- Remove carefully with oven mitts, place on a serving plate and ENJOY!