Nita's American Onion Soup

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READY IN: 40mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a large saucepan over medium-low heat, fry 4 strips of bacon until crisp.
  • Drain on paper towels.
  • Reserve bacon fat for another use.
  • In same pan, over low heat, melt butter.
  • Add onions and saute them over medium-low heat until onion is somewhat translucent and tender, about 10 minutes.
  • Stir frequently until onions caramelize and are golden brown.
  • Stir in garlic.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Do NOT burn.
  • In a large pot or Dutch Oven, combine onions, beef broth, Kitchen Bouquet and dark brown sugar.
  • Simmer gently for 1 hour, stir occasionally.
  • Meanwhile, spray or spread bread of choice with a thin coating of butter.
  • Toast lightly and place it in a 225 Degrees F.
  • warm oven and allow it to dry out.
  • Add wine and oregano to soup.
  • Cook for another 20 minutes.
  • Add shallots and cook another 5 minutes.
  • Season with black pepper.
  • Remove bread from oven.
  • Increase oven temperature to 350 Degrees F.
  • Place oven dried bread (or use Croutons) in 4 ovenproof soup bowls.
  • Ladle soup on top and sprinkle with crumbled crisp bacon.
  • Cover top of bowls with cheese slices.
  • Place in preheated oven and bake about 20 minutes or until cheese melts.
  • Serve immediately.
  • ENJOY!
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