Personally, I love when a restaurant has French onion soup on the menu. Without a doubt, it is my favorite item on the menu. And whenever I see it, I always order it. There is just something irresistible about the creamy, cheesy flavor and the way the onion flavor permeates the soup with its pungent sweetness. I can be alone here, people. If you love French onion soup, tell me just how much in the comments. For all the French onion soup lovers out there, I’ve got a good surprise for you today. You’re going to be able to make this delicious dish at home – without much effort. The trick? You just need to grab your crockpot or slow cooker and set it and forget it. Check out this viral recipe now!
Are you ready to put your crockpot to work making French onion soup? If I were you, I wouldn’t wait another minute. I’ve got my soup cooking in the slow cooker right now as I write this. I can’t wait to surprise my family with it tonight at dinner. It’s going to be delicious. Yum!
Gather the following ingredients to get started:
3 lbs yellow onions, peeled, halved and thinly sliced
2 tbsp melted, unsalted butter
2 tbsp olive oil
2 ½ tsp kosher salt
½ tsp freshly ground black pepper, or more to taste
2 sprigs fresh thyme
¼ cup balsamic vinegar
8 cups (or two 32-ounce cartons) beef broth
⅓ cup brandy, optional but highly, highly recommended
4 to 6 baguette slices, toasted (1 slice per bowl)
1 ⅓ to 2 cups grated Gruyere cheese (⅓ cup per bowl)
Now that you’ve got your ingredients collected, lets put them together to make a delicious French onion soup that will rival your local restaurant’s recipe.
Drop the sliced onions into a large crockpot that is at least 5-quarts big. Also drop in the butter, olive oil, salt, and black pepper. Cover the slow cooker and place on low overnight for 10-12 hours. This will make them perfectly tender and delicious. You’ll know they’re done when they turn golden brown.
Now it’s time to add your broth, vinegar and thyme. Cover your soup again and cook it on low for 6 to 8 hours. With all this slow cooking, your soup is going to be utterly delicious and succulent.
Now season your soup to taste. Then stir in the brandy. After all this effort, it is time to use your oven so preheat it to 350 degrees F.
Portion soup into oven-safe bowls and place the bowls on a baking sheet. Top off with the baguette slice and shredded Gruyere. Bake it 20-30 minutes until the cheese has melted.
Finally, broil it 2-3 minutes to brown the cheese. Wait a few minutes before you serve your hot French onion soup.
What do you make of this recipe? Will you try it? I’m sorry but I have to go check on mine. Go gather your ingredients because if you were here, you’d be jealous. I think mine is done now because my kitchen smells so good…
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