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Slow Cooker French Onion Soup Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Jinger Gibson

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1/4 cup unsalted butter
6 sprigs fresh thyme
1 bay leaf
5 lbs onions vertically sliced (about 16 cups)
1 tbsp sugar
4 tbsp all purpose flour
6-8 cups beef broth
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp pepper
24 (1/2 oz) French bread slices
5 oz Gruyere or Swiss cheese (about 1 1/4 cup shredded)

Directions:
Directions:
Place butter, thyme, and bay leaf in bottom of 6 qt slow cooker; add the onions. Sprinkle with sugar. Cover and cook on high for 8 hours. Remove thyme and bay leaf and discard. Stir in the flour and cook and stir for 1-2 minutes. Stir in beef stock, vinegar, salt and pepper. Cover and cook on high for 30 mins. Arrange bread single layer on 2 baking sheets. Broil 30 secs til browned. Place bowls on baking sheets. Place 1 cup soup in 12 bowls and top each with 2 bread slices and 2 tbsp cheese. Broil 2 mins until cheese melts. Repeat til all soup is cooked with bread and cheese.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
12
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
15 mins
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Make this full batch and serve what you need and freeze the soup (without croutons or cheese) in containers or freezer bags. Freeze up to 3 months. When ready to eat, defrost soup in the refrigerator overnight.

 

 

 

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