TSR Version of Applebee's Baked French Onion Soup by Todd Wilbur

Total Time
1hr 25mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 1 hr

This is the best French onion soup I've ever had!! Found it at www.topsecretrecipes.com. My BF requests this often.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Add 3 tbsp oil to a large soup pot or saucepan over med/high heat.
  2. Add the sliced onions and saute for 20 mins until onions begin to soften (don't let them brown!) Add the beef broth, water, salt, garlic powder and black pepper to the pan and bring mixture to a boil.
  3. When soup begins to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 45 minutes.
  4. To make the croutons, cut off the top part of each top of the hamburger bun so that the bread is the same thickness as the bottom half of each bun.
  5. Throw away the tops.
  6. Now you should have 10 round pieces of bread--5 bottoms and 5 tops with the tops cut off.
  7. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  8. Place the bread directly on the oven racks and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until each pieces is dark brown and crispy.
  9. Set aside.
  10. When the soup is done, spoon about 1 cup into an oven safe bowl.
  11. Put a crouton on top, and put the provolone cheese on top of the crouton.
  12. If you want, sprinkle 1/2 tsp of the shredded parmesan over the provolone.
  13. Set oven to high broil and put the bowl into your oven.
  14. Broil soup for 5 or 6 minutes, or until cheese is melted and is starting to brown.
  15. (Broil longer if you have more than one bowl in oven).
  16. Before serving add another teaspoon or so of grated parmesan, if desired.


Most Helpful

This was very good french onion soup. I used onion rolls instead of the hamburger buns but changed nothing else. My boyfriend had never had french onion and he ate two bowls. This will become a winter staple in our house. Thanks for posting it!

Malriah October 31, 2003

Great soup! I do not add the salt and use Rusk instead of hamburger buns but otherwise follow the directions as is.

elizabeth.antonelli September 11, 2011

So easy to make! I thought of trying to add some protein to the meal to make it a more complete and filling dish...so I added TOFU!!!! It was so delicious. I used 1 package of frozen tofu that was thawed out and cut into cubes. Freezing tofu can alter the texture causing it to become more dense. I put the tofu in the same time that you add the beef broth. Remember: Using tofu in the soup is like putting a sponge in it. It soaks up a lot of broth so my soup was more chunky than usual but still so good!

callmelitldebbie January 28, 2011

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