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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 248.0
  • Total Fat: 13.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 41.3 mg
  • Sodium: 781.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 12.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.9 g
  • Protein: 14.7 g

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Rustic French Onion Soup

Submitted by: JADEDINVASION

Introduction

My boyfriend loves french onion soup, so I make this as often as i can. This recipe produces a rich broth with sweet undertones rather then salty. Great as a meal on it's own! My boyfriend loves french onion soup, so I make this as often as i can. This recipe produces a rich broth with sweet undertones rather then salty. Great as a meal on it's own!
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    - 5 medium cooking onions

    - 3 Tbls of salted butter (do not substitue, will taste horrible if you do)

    - 2 cartons of beef broth. I usually use one with the full amount of salt and one that has a lower sodium content. Saves adding too much salt at the end.

    - 1/4 to 1/2 cup of a good dry red wine. If you can drink it, then you can cook with it.

    - 2 packets of splenda, or any other low cal sweetner.

    - 1 tbls ground thyme

    - salt and pepper to taste

    - sliced swiss cheese

    - curtons

Directions

This recipe is easy, but time consuming. Best made saturday / sunday morning while doing the laundry or some other tedious house hold chore.

1 - slice all onions, about 1/2 inch think. Have pleanty of tissues handy because your eyes will water like niagra falls.

2 - Melt half of the butter in a soup pot / dutch oven

3 - Add half the onions and sprinkle in one packet of low calories sweetner. Cook over low heat until onions are about caramlized. Stir occasionally. They should be really mushy and a light golden colour. About 30 mins.

4 - repeat steps 2 and 3 with the remaining butter / onions / sweetner. If you have a large enough pot you can caramilze all the onions at once, but if not, do it in stages. It will turn out better.

5 - Once all the onions are caramalized, add in beef broth, wine, thyme, salt and pepper. Give it a quick stir.

6 - Increase the heat to medium and let the soup boil for about 30 mins or so.

7 - Check flavour and adjust spices accordingly after the cook time.

9 - Turn your oven on to broil.

10 - in oven proof containers, or onion soup bowls that seem to available at every garage sale it seems, pour in about 1 cup of the soup. Top with crutons and slice of swiss cheese.

Place bowls in the oven and broil until the cheese has melted and serve. But becareful, it's hot!!

Makes approx. 6 1 cup servings.

** Please note that crutons are not included in the nutritional info.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user JADEDINVASION.






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