Recipe by Chandrav
"This is a ridiculously easy soup, especially since it cooks in a slow cooker! When it's been simmering all day, you come home to an amazing aroma and a fabulous meal for a cold winter day."
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yellow onions, sliced and separated into rings
reduced-sodium beef broth
sea salt, or to taste
slices of French bread
shredded Gruyere cheese
shredded Emmental cheese
freshly shredded Parmesan cheese
shredded mozzarella cheese
Excellent! I followed this recipe to the letter (with the exception of substituting the Gruyere and Emmental with provolone and Swiss) and the soup was to weep for. The smell drove us mad all day long: it was hard to wait 8 hrs! Thanks for the recipe!
Skip the sugar!
This is a great recipe. I couldn't find Emmental so I subbed in Swiss. If you put the bread right in the soup it kind of soaks it up and turns soggy so you can coop that right up with your spoon along with the soup - or, if you don't like soggy bread you can not do that. The bread is definitely key, though.
Hi - very very good and easy.
WOW! I carmelized my onions early this morning. (took about an hour). I wouldn't skip this step - IT IS what makes the soup. You just can't duplicate that flavor! Also do NOT skip the sherry! I used Swanson beef stock, fresh thyme and a dried bay leaf. It is in the crock pot now and will be ready for when we come back from two junior high basketball games around 7 pm. Having it with hamburgers for dinner tonight. It is going to take ALL OF ME not to go in the kitchen to ladle a bowl in secret! WISH I had oven proof crocks, that way I could broil the cheese on top of the soup.....but we will improvise and it will still be great! GREAT RECIPE!
I made this soup over the weekend and it was great. The prep time was a bit longer than i'm used to for a slow cooker dish, but it was well worth it.
Based on the prior reviews, I caramelized the onions. It was worth the extra time. The process released so much sugar that I may skip the tablespoon called for in the recipe the next time. I was out of cooking sherry and used a Merlot instead. After the prep time, the soup spent about 5.5h on high before being served and going on the high end of 4-6h did not compromise the texture.
The final product was delicious and the recipe is now in my "Recipe Box".
My family loved it!!!!! Everyone raved about it. They all said it sure beat any restaurants. Highly recommend this recipe!!!
This recipe is amazing!!! It's actually still in the crock pot and my husband and I have both been stealing spoonfuls for the past hour, although it is supposed to be in there for another hour... Too good! I did use merlot, as that is what I had on hand (didn't think to grab the sherry at the store earlier) and used Better Than Bullion for the stock, but other than that I followed the recipe exactly and it is so good!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Slow Cooker French Onion Soup
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 132
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