Easy Homemade French Onion Soup

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This French Onion soup is a delicious soup with caramelized onions and a rich broth.

Easy French Onion Soup - A delicious onion soup with caramelized onions and a rich broth.

To make Easy Homemade French Onion Soup, you will need:

  • sweet onions
  • unsalted butter (or ghee)
  • garlic
  • red wine
  • fresh thyme
  • bay leaf
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • sea salt
  • beef broth
  • water
  • tapioca starch (flour)
  • knife
  • cutting board
  • Dutch oven
  • measuring spoons

To begin, peel and slice some sweet onions.

sliced onions

You’ll melt butter in a Dutch oven and add in the sliced onion.

onions in Dutch oven

Cook on low heat until the onions are beautifully golden and caramelized, about 30 minutes. Stir occasionally. The longer you cook the onions, the sweeter and more flavor they will have.

caramelized onions in Dutch oven

Add in minced garlic, and cook for just a minute.

Add in red wine, a bay leaf, thyme, salt, pepper and broth.

Bring it to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes.

Discard the bay leaf and the thyme stems.

Whisk together the tapioca starch and the water. Add them to the soup. Let it cook for just a couple more minutes.

Easy French Onion Soup - A delicious onion soup with caramelized onions and a rich broth.

French onion soup is often served in a bowl with a large crouton on top, sprinkled with Gruyere cheese and then broiled. You can do that if you wish, but I find that this soup is just fine as it is.

Easy French Onion Soup - A delicious onion soup with caramelized onions and a rich broth.

And honestly, I haven’t found a grain-free bread that holds up to being placed in liquid, even after it is well toasted. If you are aware of one, I would love for you to share the recipe with me.

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Easy French Onion Soup

Constance Smith – A Good Life Farm
Easy French Onion Soup is a delicious onion soup with caramelized onions and a rich broth.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Soups and Stews
Cuisine French
Servings 4 servings
Calories 260 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 sweet onions
  • 1/4 c unsalted butter, or ghee
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 c red wine
  • 2 springs fresh thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 quart beef broth
  • 1/4 c water
  • 1 Tb tapioca flour

Instructions
 

  • To begin, peel and slice the onions.
  • Melt the butter in a Dutch oven and add in the sliced onion.
  • Cook on low heat until the onions are beautifully golden and caramelized, about 30 minutes. Stir occasionally. The longer you cook the onions, the sweeter and more flavor they will have.
  • Add in the minced garlic, and cook for just a minute.
  • Add in the wine, bay leaf, thyme, salt, pepper and broth.
  • Bring it to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Discard the bay leaf and the thyme stems.
  • Whisk together the tapioca starch and the water. Add them to the soup. Let it cook for just a couple more minutes.

Notes

Traditionally, French onion soup is served in a dish with a toasted baguette and Gruyere cheese melted over the top.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cCalories: 260kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 6gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 1056mgPotassium: 574mgFiber: 3gSugar: 17gVitamin A: 380IUVitamin C: 16mgCalcium: 99mgIron: 2mg

Nutritional information is auto-generated and the accuracy is not guaranteed.

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Easy French Onion Soup - A delicious onion soup with caramelized onions and a rich broth.

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