Recipe | "Easy Crockpot French Onion Soup" by Jeanette Larson

"French Onion soup is delicious on a cold day and makes a hearty meal. The classic recipes are a lot of work and require a lot of sautéing but this easy one tastes just as good. The slow cooking mellows the flavor of the onions, especially if you use yellow onions instead of sweet. The crockpot or slow cooker means you put everything in and can ignore it for hours. It will look like there are a lot of onions in the crockpot but they quickly reduce down. For larger crockpots or to make more servings, just add more onions and broth."

  • 2 large onions (sweet or yellow)
  • 2 tablespoons of butter (don't skimp and don't use margarine)
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar (no substitutes)
  • 6 cups of vegetable broth
  • 1/4 cup sherry 
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt (less if broth has sodium or to taste)
  • pepper to taste
  • croutons
  • Gruyere cheese, sliced (substitute Swiss cheese if you can't find Gruyere)

  • Slice the onions and cut into halves. 
  • Place all of the onions into the crockpot or slow cooker.  
  • Add butter and sugar. 
  • Cook on high for about 7 hours or until the onions are reduced and browned. 
  • Add the broth, sherry, salt and pepper and continue cooking on high for an hour. 
  • Ladle into bowls. Add croutons (preferably baguette slices but regular plain croutons are fine); add a slice of cheese. If the bowls are oven-proof, broil for 10 minutes to melt the cheese. Otherwise microwave for a minute. Serve.

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