Totally Twisted French Onion Soup

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READY IN: 5hrs
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Slice all the onions and the shallots thinly.
  • Melt butter in a large soup pot, add the onions, shallots, bacon, and minced garlic.
  • Mix well to blend the onions.
  • Saute over moderate flame until mixture browns nicely and is nice, golden, and soft.
  • This make take awhile depending on how high the heat is or how hot your burner gets.
  • Make sure to stir frequently to avoid burning.
  • Add the thyme, black pepper, seasoning salt, crushed red pepper, and saute for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Add the flour and mix in well, saute for another 3-5 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Remove the bacon.
  • Add the Rotel tomatoes, chicken broth, beef consumme, water, white wine, and the Worsteschire sauce.
  • Bring to a boil, then let simmer for at least 3 hours or as long as you like, lets flavors blend.
  • I've let mine simmer all day.
  • Before serving, set oven to broil.
  • Thickly slice the bread and place in oven safe soup crocks.
  • Ladle the soup over the bread and top with a thick slice of Gruyere cheese.
  • Place soup crocks on a cookie sheet and put under broiler until cheese melts, is bubbly, and just beginning to brown.
  • Garnish with fresh parsley and serve piping hot.
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