Recipe by Sage
I made this fantastic recipe for a big batch of onion soup that You can freeze in portions to use later. Serve this with a lovely red wine and salad and voilà for a romantic meal. These are 14 large servings so if you are serving this before a meal reduce the amount of soup in your bowl.
Top Review by DeniseMB
This is perfect as written. Made the full recipe (just fit in a 6 qt. slow cooker) and I'll be lucky if I get to freeze half. ;) Been looking for the perfect FO soup recipe and now I've found it - a plus being less complicated than others I've tried - thanks!
- 2721.55 g onions, sliced
- 59.14 ml butter
- 3312.26 ml beef stock
- 2.46 ml Worcestershire sauce
- 1 bay leaf
- 1.23 ml thyme
- salt and pepper
For 2 servings
- 29.58 ml sherry wine (optional)
- 2 slice toasted crusty bread
- 29.58 ml grated parmesan cheese
- 59.14 ml shredded gruyere cheese
Directions See How It's Made
- Over medium heat sauté the onion in butter until soft and translucent and caramel colour. Make this in 3 batches.
- Place onions in slow cooker.
- Deglaze cooking skillet with some of the beef stock;this is the secret to that taste.
- Add to slow cooker along with the remaining beef broth (your own homemade or powdered mixed with boiling water).
- Add Worcestershire sauce, thyme and bay leaf.
- Cover; cook on High for 4 hours or on low for 6-8 hours.
- Add salt and pepper to taste. Remove bay leaf.
- Divide soup into appropriate containers.
- Seal and freeze.
- When ready to enjoy your French Onion Soup.
- Remove from freezer and place in a microwave dish with 2 tbsp sherry; heat for 5 minutes.
- Add Parmesan cheese to your onion soup bowl. Place one slice of toasted bread over the cheese. Fill bowl with soup.
- Top with shredded Gruyère cheese.
- Place under broiler to melt your cheese.
- Tip: When adding your ingredients to the slow cooker make sure they are all hot.
- Use the processor to slice your onions. I once read 'If I use my food processor just to make onion soup it will be worth the cost".
- Bon Appettit!