Warm, hearty, filling – comfort food at it’s best.
I made this for SuperMan – so he would have something to sip on that would be warm and filling while he is working in the freezing cold. I am so thankful that he has a steady job but I worry about him being out in the cold this winter. It’s the least I can do for him – provide him with something warm and healthy while he’s providing for us.
French Onion Soup
8 onions, sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced (about 2 tbsp if you use the jarred type)
1/3 cup olive oil
2 tbsp flour
8 cups beef broth
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1 bay leaf
salt & pepper
~ 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
French bread loaf
2 cups grated Gruyere or Swiss cheese
- Sauté onion & garlic in oil over low heat in large stock pot. Keep stirring & sautéing until they are brown and tender.
- Sprinkle flour over onions, cooking a few minutes more until flour is browned.
- Add broth, Worcestershire, thyme, bay leaf. Bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat & simmer for 20 minutes or so (I put in the crock pot at this point most times)
- Salt & pepper to taste.
To serve, slice French bread into 3/4 inch thick slices. Toast lightly.
Ladle soup into serving bowls (oven proof) and top with toast. Sprinkle with cheese.
Place bowls on baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees until cheese is melted.
Serve & enjoy.