Onion Soup

A great bowl of onion soup is perfect for any cold day, or anytime that you are in the mood for a cheesy bowl of soup.


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  • 7 large onions
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil, plus more later
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 6 1/2 cups beef broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 Tablespoons flour
  • 4 sprigs of thyme
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • bagette slices
  • Swiss cheese slices *
  • shredded gruyere cheese


  1. Cut your onions in half and slice them into about 1/2 inch slices.
  2. In a Dutch oven or large pot, add the oil and butter and melt.
  3. Add the onions and cook on medium until the onions are brown and caramelized, 45 minutes to an hour. Stir them often.
  4. Now, add the flour and mix into the onions. 
  5. Add the beef broth, water, thyme, salt, and pepper.  Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer and cook for about 30 minutes.
  6. Adjust the salt and pepper, if you need more.
  7. On a sheet pan, put the slices of baguette, brush with olive oil, and broil in the oven for about 1 minute or until lightly golden brown.
  8. Ladle the soup in bowls that can be put into the oven.
  9. Top each bowl with 1 or 2 slices of baguette slices.
  10. Top bread with a slice of Swiss cheese
  11. Add the shredded gruyere cheese on the top of the Swiss.
  12. Broil for about 1 or 2 minutes, or until browned and bubbly.
  13. Enjoy!


* You can use the cheese you like on top, it should be a melty kind of cheese. Provolone or mozzarella is good too.

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