Intoxicating Onion Soup Recipe -
Intoxicating Onion Soup Recipe
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Intoxicating Onion Soup

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"This is a delicious onion soup that uses red wine for liquid - but don't worry, despite its title you'll only be drunk on happiness! This is delicious served with garlic bread. The salt can be reduced, and the wine should have a 0 or 1 sugar code."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    45 mins


  1. Melt the butter or margarine in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onions and saute for 10 minutes, or until onions become caramelized. Add the garlic, thyme, salt, brown sugar and 2 cups red wine.
  2. Stir well, bring to a boil and continue to heat until soup has reduced by half. Add the remaining 2 cups red wine and the parsley. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 05, 2003


Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 22, 2011

Yikes. Once the wine reduced by half, I had a taste and decided there was no way this would be edible once the remaining wine was added. So I took the advice of other reviewers and added beef stock instead, enough to submerge all the onions, then continued following the recipe. The beef stock bumped it up to one star, as it was earning none. I think to appreciate this soup, you would have to be a wine connessoire and just finished your second glassful before eating it. Will not make this again, but I am inspired to find a nice French onion soup recipe. Thanks anyway.


7 Ratings

Dec 14, 2007

This soup was pretty good. We were a little skeptical at and onions??? We cut it down to two servings, used dried parsley and added half a can of chicken broth. It tasted pretty good without the broth, but we think it tasted a little better with it. I think using fresh parsley would have made this dish taste even better. Hooray for 2 buck Chuck!

Jan 26, 2009

It's too strong as written (though it may depend ALOT on which wine you use). I cut it with 2 cups of beef stock (made from oxo cubes) and it was gorgeous.

Jan 28, 2008

We did not like it at all. Sorry...

Oct 27, 2010

Way too much wine for our tastes as written, bade again with 1 cup of dry Bordeaux, 3 cups of beef stock and 1 cup of water and it was perfect. Love the pure onioniness though!


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  • Calories
  • 421 kcal
  • 21%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 35.8 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 11 g
  • 17%
  • Fiber
  • 4.7 g
  • 19%
  • Protein
  • 3.9 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 1311 mg
  • 52%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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