Spectacular French Onion Soup
This is the best and easiest French Onion Soup. I use mozzarella cheese sometimes instead of swiss. I also use beef bouillon mixed with water if I have no broth on hand.
- Ready In:
- 1hr 5mins
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 4 large onions, thinly sliced
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 2 (14 ounce) cans beef broth
- 1⁄2 cup white wine
- 1 1⁄2 cups water
- 2 bay leaves
- 6 slices French bread
- 1 cup shredded swiss cheese
- In a large saucepan over low heat, melt butter with olive oil. Cook onions in mixture, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes, until very soft, translucent and brown on the edges.
- Sprinkle the flour over the onions and stir to combine. Pour in beef broth, wine and water with bay leaves. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, 20 to 30 minutes.
- Preheat oven broiler.
- Toast the bread slices. Ladle the soup into 6 ovenproof bowls and place the bowls on a baking sheet. Place a toasted slice of bread over each bowl and top with Swiss cheese.
- Place bowls under broiler until cheese is melted.
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As you said... Spectacular! This is a simple and wonderful soup. We very much enjoyed it. We each had 2 bowls and I used Swiss cheese on the first one and Mozzarella on the 2nd one. I decided that I liked the mozzarella better, but that's just personal preference. Thanks mosma for posting this delicious soup.