French Onion Soup
Prep Time: 7 mins
Cook Time: 53 mins
Total Time: 1 hr
This soup is awesome! French onion soup is one of my favorite soups and this recipe is just as good if not better than you'll find in many restaurants.
- 2 pounds yellow onions (sliced thin)
- 3 tbsp unsalted butter
- 2 tbsp flour
- 1 bay leaf
- 1/2 tsp dried thyme
- 1/8 cup dry sherry
- 1/4 cup Cognac or brandy
- 1/4 cups white wine
- 9 cups beef stock
- kosher salt and freshly ground pepper (to taste)
- 6 medium slices toasted Italian bread
- 6 slices Sargento reduced fat Swiss
In a Dutch oven, or large pot, sauté the onions with the butter over medium heat, until the onions are soft and golden, about 20 minutes.
Add flour, mixing well another 2-3 minutes.
Add thyme, bay leaf, sherry, wine and brandy, and simmer uncovered for 10 more minutes.
Add the beef stock, salt & pepper to taste, reduce heat.
Cover and simmer gently for about 20 minutes.
Remove bay leaf and ladle 1-1/2 cups soup into 6 oven-proof bowls.
Place bowls on a baking sheet.
Place sliced toasted bread rounds into each bowl and top bread with cheese.
Broil 2 to 3 minutes, until cheese melts.
Serving: 1-1/2 cups, Calories: 312.8kcal, Carbohydrates: 31.6g, Protein: 17.9g, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 3.1g, Cholesterol: 11.8mg, Sodium: 875mg, Fiber: 3.3g, Sugar: 4.8g
Freestyle Points: 9
Points +: 8