Easy French Onion Soup Recipe

Easy French Onion Soup Recipe
Easy French Onion Soup Recipe
  • prep: 15 min
  • cook: 1 hr
  • total: 1 hr 15 min
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  • Summary

    French Onion Soup loaded with sweet caramelized onions, fresh thyme, beef stock and a big splash of pale lager, then topped with toasted garlic croutons and plenty of strong Gruyère cheese.

    Ingredients

    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
    • 4 large sweet onions, peeled and cut into ¼" slices
    • 3 large garlic cloves, divided
    • 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar (packed)
    • 1 bay leaf
    • ¾ cup pale lager beer (such as Stella Artois or your favorite ale)
    • 32 ounces (4 cups) beef stock, divided (low sodium preferred)
    • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
    • 4-5 springs of soft fresh thyme, chopped
    • fresh ground black pepper
    • salt to taste (if needed)
    • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
    • For serving:
    • 12 (1-inch) thick slices of baguette
    • Olive oil for brushing
    • 6 ounces Gruyère cheese (1 slice for each piece of bread, the rest shredded and spread over the top of the bowl)
    • 3-4 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley for garnish
    • Additional fresh ground black pepper if desired

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 6
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 145 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 8 g 12.59%
    • Saturated Fat: 4 g 19.77%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 15 mg 5.09%
    • Sodium: 863 mg 35.94%
    • Calcium: 21 mg 2.1%
    • Potassium: 316 mg 9.03%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 1 mg 4.8%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 11 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 0 g 1.59%
    • Sugar: 3 g
    • Protein: 4 g
    • Alcohol: 2 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 7.21%
    • Vitamin C 5.3%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat2
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
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    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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