French Onion Soup, Not Just For The French!

Who doesn’t love French Onion soup?  I remember growing up in my house and when it was a rainy, dreary day, tomato soup or French onion soup would appear on the dinner table.  This recipe is passed down from my mother, so I’m letting you in on a little family secret.  It’s super easy and tasty, so what are you waiting for? Go grab a bag of onions, some spices and beef stock and get going 🙂

French Onion Soup, Not Just For The French!

Makes 4 Servings: 200 cal/serving

INGREDIENTS:

  • 6 large Vidalia or yellow sweet onions
  • 6 tbsp butter
  • beef stock 64 oz
  • dill, garlic, salt, pepper, and red chili flakes
  • Bread or crouton optional addition

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Grab a large stock pot and add your butter, place on med-high and let butter melt. While your butter melts, get chopping!
  2. Slice onions thin and add to melted butter in pot.  Reduce, should take approx 15-20 minutes. Onions finished will be translucent and caramelized color brown.

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3. Add 2 tbsp dried dill, 2 tbsp garlic powder, 1 tbsp black pepper, 1 tbsp red chili flakes (less if you do not like heat), and salt to taste. Add beef stock and bring to a boil.

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4. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes and you will have your finished product.

5. CROUTONS: Now, I don’t have any photos, but I can give you the fast down and dirty on amazing croutons for this soup.  Take a large sour dough or french loaf and cut in half horizontally.  Take FRESH GARLIC cloves and cut in half, then rub the insides of the bread with cut garlic.  Add butter, garlic and cilantro with Parmesan cheese as desired.  Place in oven on broil for 5-7 minutes until toasted and golden brown.  Chop coarsely and add to soup.  THEY ARE TO DIE FOR, especially if you love bread like me.

Happy cooking, and of course eating! 😀 Until next time!

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