Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins

Lighter than the traditional version & quick to make! If, like me, you're not a beer drinker - I suggest using a light beer - like Molson's Canadian!!!!!!!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 4 cups sliced onions (about 4 medium)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 cup dark beer
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 slices crusty bread, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 cups grated gruyere cheese


  1. Heat oil; add onions& sugar, cover and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 20- 25 minutes or until the onions are slightly coloured.
  2. Sprinkle flour over onions& stir in.
  3. Slowly add the beer, pour in chicken stock and season to taste.
  4. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
  5. Place toast slices in ovenproof soup bowls.
  6. Pour broth into each bowl, sprinkle with some parsley& top with grated cheese.
  7. Place under broiler for a couple of minutes to melt cheese.
Most Helpful

5 5

this was outstanding! great onion flavor. i sliced 4 onions, sweated them in oil and butter for half an hour and needed 5 cups of stock to cover.i actually simmered this for half an hour, then followed the recipe. everyone enjoyed this

3 5

Maybe I did something wrong. Neither my Dh nor I cared for the taste of this soup. We used a bottle of good Bass Ale, but it just didn't blend well with the onions and the chicken stock and gave a rather bitter flavor to the soup. Sorry CL...I really wanted to like this soup and think that perhaps it's just not in tune with our taste buds.