Despite all my wishful thinking that Spring will arrive soon, it is still bitterly cold here (with snow last week!!!). After a particularly chilly morning walk, I came back home and got started on a big pot of soup. Nothing can warm you up like soup, especially homemade.
And what better way to serve a hearty bowl of French Onion Soup, than with melted cheese on top of crusty bread.
What you’ll need:
- 6 cups yellow onions, halved and sliced
- 6 tbsp butter
- 2 – 900 mL (32 oz.) cartons of beef broth
- 1 cup red wine
- 3 bay leaves
- 1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
- 1 tsp of salt
- 1 tsp of sugar
- 1/2 tsp of dried thyme leaves
- pepper to taste
- french bread, cut into rounds and toasted
- swiss cheese, sliced
In a large pot, melt butter over medium heat. Add the onions and continue to stir until they begin to caramelize and turn a golden brown, about 10 minutes.
Add beef broth, wine, bay leaves, Worcestershire sauce, salt, sugar and thyme. Bring to a simmer and heat for about 15 minutes.