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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 271.8
  • Total Fat: 9.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 6.2 mg
  • Sodium: 931.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 38.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.8 g
  • Protein: 7.2 g

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Lower fat French Onion Soup

Submitted by: MELISSAROSE82
Lower fat French Onion Soup

Introduction

Considering that a regular 1 cup serving of French Onion Soup can contain800+ calories, i think this is a vast improvement!
The flavor is rich and satisfying and when properly prepared it is truly delicious!
Considering that a regular 1 cup serving of French Onion Soup can contain800+ calories, i think this is a vast improvement!
The flavor is rich and satisfying and when properly prepared it is truly delicious!

Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    4 Onions, thinly sliced
    3 Tbs Country Crock or other butter substitute
    1tsp. salt
    4 Cups water
    5 beef bullion cubes
    1.5 oz red wine (3 tbs)
    1Tbs balsamic vinegar
    1Tbs Worcestershire Sauce(3 tsp)
    1 tsp Sugar
    4 slice whole wheat bread cut into cubes and toasted in the oven
    1/4 cup shredded swiss cheese divided into 1 tbs portions ( should be 4)

Directions

This makes 4 ,1 cup servings.

Begin by thinly slicing your 4 onions and combining them in a large pan with the 3 tbs country crock and 1 tsp salt. Cook them over Med. heat until they are carmelized. Do not omit salt, it is needed for proper carmelization! This step can take a while, be patient and keep stirring to keep the onions from burning.
While carmelizing onions, place 4 cups of water in a microwave safe container and drop in the bullion cubes. microwave until bullion cubes are dissolved. ( takes my microwave about 5 min)
After broth is made and onions are carmelized, pour broth into pan. Add the wine, worcestershire sauce, & sugar.
Simmer for 10 min.
Add optional 1/2 tbs soy sauce if the flavor needs more depth.

While soup is simmering cut he bread slices into cubes and toast in the oven. Shred Swiss cheese.
After bread cubes/croutons are finished ladle 1 cup into an oven save bowl or Mug. I like to use a mug so that the surface is smaller and my cheese doesn't seem too sparce! top with bread cubes/croutons and shredded swiss cheese.
Place Mug/bowl on a baking pan with a raised lip in case of spills and broil until melted and toasty on top...enjoy!!



Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MELISSAROSE82.






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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Having tried one other of this member's recipes I decided to give this one a try as well.
    I must say using whole wheat bread made into croutons instead of a slice of french bread is a really genius touch!
    Thanks for the pictures!

    this was melty,rich and satisfying! - 10/29/08

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  • Good flavor. Very satisfying! - 2/3/13

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  • very tasty. I used 1 tbsp marge. But it left me feeling hungry!! So supper turned out to be a high calorie event! - 12/20/12

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  • This recipe is great but I use my own beef stock in place of the beef bouillon. Just simmer beef bones (raw and cooked)with water, onions, carrots, celery and thyme for a couple days. Strain through cheese cloth, remove fat and you have low fat, low sodium beef stock. Freeze what you don't use. - 2/3/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Haven't made this yet, but beef bouillon cubes are high in sodium. I'd substitute that with low sodium beef broth. Other than that, sounds yummy and I will try it soon. - 1/12/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Is the sodium listed for the whole batch? - 10/30/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love French onion soup....I'll give this one a try. It sounds amazing!! - 10/30/08

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