Recipe by dbs.geek
"Though I love French onion soup, this twist with beef short ribs adds great beef flavor and is a bit more hearty!
The crocks are something else to purchase, but at $30 for a set of four which are microwave-, oven-, and dishwasher-safe, and handy for all sorts of things, they are worth it."
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ground black pepper
meaty beef short ribs
sweet onions (such as Vidalia®), sliced and separated into rings
1 (1 pound) loaf
French bread, thinly sliced
shredded Gruyere cheese
A chef once told me to use only a few veggies while cooking. He was correct. Finely strain the vegetables from the liquid after cooking. Throw these veggies away keeping the liquid. The veggies have lost their unique favors after being cooked for several hours. From the strained liquid you can make a wonderful au jus with a couple tbls more wine. Our old friend Justin Wilson said never use a wine you would not drink. "An', you don't get dat at da grocery store, no." I use a good Marsala. Cook fresh veggies separately to serve with your meal.
With the exception of only using 4 meaty short ribs (because that is all that I had), we made this recipe exactly as it reads and we really enjoyed it. It would have been even better with the 4 extra ribs that it calls for. The flavor is delicious and our children who are under 4 devoured it…probably because of the french bread with cheese on the top:). We do not have crocks, so I just broiled the bread topped with cheese and placed it on top of the soup bowls before serving.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Beef Short Rib French Onion Soup
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 713
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