Thursday, March 21, 2013

Slow cooker french onion soup

I know I have posted this recipe in the past, but it was with 3 other slow cooker recipes.  I believe this soup deserves a post of it's own.  It is really easy to make and really satisfying on a cold day.

I realize most of you are thinking, "Um lady, it's mid-March, Why are you cooking soup?  It's too warm for that!"  Well dang it is cold here today.  25 degrees freezing a$$ cold.  So I'm making soup because I am cold!


3 large onions {I use red onions}
1 TBS olive oil
1 tbsp.flour
2 boxes (32oz) low sodium beef broth
½ to 1 tsp. Tabasco (i used franks red hot today)

How to do it:

Saute onions in olive oil in a skillet until transparent.

Add flour; blend well. Put in slow cooker.
Add beef broth and Tabasco.
Cook on low 7-9 hours or high 4-5 hours.

Once the soup is ready to serve ladle it into a bowl and top with a slice of toasted bread and cheese.  Broil for a few minutes until the cheese is slightly brown.  Croutons are also a good french onion soup topper.  So just whatever bread suits your fancy.  Gary requested a bread bowl, but that is NOT happening.  I'd love it, but I'm trying to quit bread.  I  know I'll never fully quit bread, but today I quit bread, so no bread bowl.

This soup reminds me of my Auntie.  I got the recipe from her!

Happy Thursday friends...two more days until Spring Break!  Whooo Hoo!


Iris @ Tales of a Binge Eater said...

Sounds so yummy! Def going to add this to my recipe box!

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Joy@WDDCH said...

Oh my goodness that looks so good!!! Most recipes I've seen have Sherry in them and we don't buy alcohol so we'll have to give this a whirl. YUM!!!!!!