Lower fat French Onion Soup

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Lower fat French Onion Soup

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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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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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  • Very simple and delicious! Love caramelized onions. I omitted red wine bc i dislike flavor. Used 3 sweet yellow onions & 1 white onion. Too sweet but my error. Prefer a lot of broth so will add more next time.Will make again. Not a 5 star bc it didn't blow me away. Fish perhaps as a side of protein - 3/14/16

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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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