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Lance's French Onion Soup

"A proven, favorite recipe for the best French Onion soup ever. White Zinfindel goes great with this soup, too. You can double the recipe pretty easy, and I even tripled it once. Make sure to keep the sugar down, if you do."
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servings 664 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Calories:
  • 664 kcal
  • 33%
  • Fat:
  • 33.1 g
  • 51%
  • Carbs:
  • 56.1g
  • 18%
  • Protein:
  • 32.7 g
  • 65%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 84 mg
  • 28%
  • Sodium:
  • 1463 mg
  • 59%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
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  1. In a medium stock pot, heat beef broth over medium-high heat.
  2. In a saute pan, add butter and oil and cook over medium-high heat. Once heated, add onions and stir, until onions are tender and transparent. Stir in sugar.
  3. Add onions to heated broth, stir and let simmer for 20 minutes.
  4. Add wine and season with salt and pepper, simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. Pour soup mixture into individual serving bowls and place a slice of bread on top, making sure bread gets well soaked. Place shredded cheese on top of bread and broil, 3 inches below heat, until cheese bubbles.

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  1. 177 Ratings

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Tried every French Onion Soup on this site and this is the best. I left out the wine and added 2 tsp beef boullion. Other than that I made this exactly ad written and was thrilled with the res...

Most helpful critical review

This came out too sweet for me.

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Tried every French Onion Soup on this site and this is the best. I left out the wine and added 2 tsp beef boullion. Other than that I made this exactly ad written and was thrilled with the res...

This is an excellent recipe. The only problem I had was I bought 5 regular size white onions and only needed 3 of them. That was plenty! I used sherry as the white wine. I really liked this beca...

This soup was the best ever. My husband has asked me to make it four more times since I've first tried it. Its VERY easy. I added the wine to the onions as they were sauteing, it seemed to add...

This was my first try at FOS... and it was fantabulous! I watched the video posted on this website before attempting it and I combined the two recipes. I heated up some olive oil and butter in a...

All I can say is YUM!!!! I absolutely love French Onion soup, and never dreamed I could make it myself. I discovered this about 2 months ago and have made it 4 times since. I actually take fr...

This recipe is fabulous! I only added a clove of garlic while the onions were sauteing and a beef bullion cube to the broth! Thanks Lance, I can't wait to make it again and again!

A nice recipe, but I don't use beef broth, so I wanted to find a deeper flavor while avoiding the beef. I will try chicken broth next time, but this time I made a variation for a vegetarian fri...

This is so simple and so delish!! I used 4 onions that were medium sized instead of five, otherwise I followed this recipe exactly. Very godo!

I tried this recipe tonight and was very pleasantly surprised at how easy and delicious it was. It's as good as any that I've had in any resturant. The only changes that I made was to use olive ...