Recipe by Plain ole Bob
"This is about the best onion soup I've been able to come up with. Tastes better than any restaurant onion soup I've ever had."
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sweet onion (such as Vidalia®), cut into thin slivers
red onion, cut into thin slivers
salt and ground black pepper to taste
Italian-style seasoned croutons
Surprizingly good--even my husband, who is a french onion soup snob, liked it. I was surprized that a french onion soup could be this good from a crockpot. I used a quality brand beef stock, I added some fresh ground pepper when I sauteed the onions/garlic and I made my own homemade croutons. Next time, I think I would use all sweets and maybe add one more onion but that's honestly a personal preferance, not a reflection of the recipe. I'd make this again.
This was tasty! It was definitely easier than making onion soup the traditional way...I did feel that it was a bit on the thin side, though. I only used sweet onion and more than called for. The flavor was nice! This won't replace my usual onion soup recipe, but for quickness and ease, this was great! I may even try to use this method w/ my usual recipe, b/c the concept is just great. I made my own 'croutons', using sliced baguette that I toasted on each side and then rubbed w/ a clove of fresh garlic, and I used swiss just b/c that's what I always use when I make onion soup. All in all this was good and I would def make it again, with a few minor adjustments! Thanks for sharing. :)
Very good and rich.
I cooked this on low 8 hours over night, prep it & put it in the crock pot before I went to sleep. Just woke up to this & had to try it. More salt! I added 1/2 a tsp & it still needs more. I skipped the brandy & did 3 tbs of beef stock & it worked out perfect cause that's exactly what I had left of it. My husband wont even let me cook with alcohol pregnant, Ive explained to him it evaporates, still big no. It tastes a lot better with the croutons & cheese, it has a better flavor I think from the seasoning on the croutons. I didnt do the oven safe bowl & all that I just put it in the microwave for 1 serving for myself. Im going to see how this freezes, keeping the croutons & cheese seperate untill re-warming it. Its good, Im eating it as I write this. Definately not the onion soup from Mimi's cafe but still yummy. If I make this again I will use baugette as apposed to crouton & season the soup up a bit with some herbs.
I had this for lunch today. We had made it a few weeks ago and froze it (cheese, croutons, soup). Had I known it would be this amazing, I would have had some way before today!! LOL.... The best Onion Soup I ever had in my life (and I've had/made quite a few). Enjoy!!
I am a huge fan of French onion soup. This is one of the best I've had! And soo easy to make
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Slow Cooker Onion Soup
Serving Size: 1/3 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 3
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 263
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