French Onion Soup

After yesterday’s post with caramelized onions in the slow cooker, I decided to make some french onion soup.  It is a great recipe because it’s both rich and delicious, and relatively healthy overall.  This is another great Cooking Light recipe.

 

French Onion Soup

2 tsp olive oil
4 c red onions, sliced vertically
4 c yellow onion, sliced vertically
1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 c dry white wine
8 c beef broth
1/4 tsp thyme
dried bread
Swiss or parmesan cheese

Heat olive oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onions to pan; sauté for 5 minutes or until tender. Stir in sugar, pepper, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Reduce heat to medium; cook 20 minutes, stirring frequently. Increase heat to medium-high, and sauté for 5 minutes or until onion is golden brown. Stir in wine, and cook for 1 minute. Add broth and thyme; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 2 hours.

Preheat broiler.

Place bread in a single layer on a baking sheet; broil 2 minutes or until toasted, turning after 1 minute.

Place 8 ovenproof bowls on a jelly-roll pan. Ladle 1 cup soup into each bowl. Divide bread evenly among bowls; top each serving with 1 cheese slice. Broil 3 minutes or until cheese begins to brown.

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