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    Slow Cooker French Onion Soup Recipe

    Slow Cooker French Onion Soup Recipe

    Tastes change from childhood to adulthood. I have vivid and painful memories of my parents forcing me and my brother to eat French onion soup as kids. I hated the soup that my mother made (sorry, Mom!). Now that I am all grownup, I have come to love the savory soup. A few weeks ago, I saw a recipe for slow cooker French onion soup in my Facebook feed. I love making soup for my family, especially during the colder months of the year. I also love using my slow cooker because I can put all the ingredients together and go about my day while the soup cooks. My most recent creation was a delicious batch of French onion soup that I modified from the original recipe.

    Ingredients

    • 3 large white onions
    • 4 tablespoons of butter
    • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
    • 64 ounces of low sodium beef broth
    • 2 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce
    • 1 teaspoon of minced garlic
    • 1/3 cup of cooking sherry
    • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
    • 1 bay leaf
    • 3/4 cup of shredded Gruyere cheese
    • 1/2 cup of shredded Emmental cheese
    • 6 tablespoons of shredded parmesan cheese

    Directions

    1. Slice the onions.
    2. Combine the sliced onions, butter, and brown sugar in a non-stick pan.
    3. Cook the mixture over medium heat for about 20 minutes until the onions are browned and caramelized.
    4. Transfer the caramelized onions to a slow cooker.
    5. Add the beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, minced garlic, cooking sherry, thyme, and bay leaf to the slow cooker.
    6. Stir.
    7. Cook the soup until hot.
    8. Remove the thyme springs and bay leaf.
    9. Serve the French onion soup hot with the shredded cheese on top. (The soup also pairs well with French bread.)
    10. Refrigerate any uneaten slow cooker French onion soup.

    Butter and Brown Sugar for Slow Cooker French Onion Soup Sliced Onions for Slow Cooker French Onion Soup

    Caramelized Onions for Slow Cooker French Onion Soup Beef Broth for Slow Cooker French Onion Soup

    Worcestershire Sauce for Slow Cooker French Onion Soup Minced Garlic for Slow Cooker French Onion Soup

    Sherry for Slow Cooker French Onion Soup Thyme for Slow Cooker French Onion Soup

    Bay Leaf for Slow Cooker French Onion Soup Cooking the Slow Cooker French Onion Soup

    Finished Slow Cooker French Onion Soup

    Image Credits

    Slow Cooker French Onion Soup Recipe © 2017 Heather Johnson
    Butter and Brown Sugar for Slow Cooker French Onion Soup © 2017 Heather Johnson
    Sliced Onions for Slow Cooker French Onion Soup © 2017 Heather Johnson
    Caramelized Onions for Slow Cooker French Onion Soup © 2017 Heather Johnson
    Beef Broth for Slow Cooker French Onion Soup © 2017 Heather Johnson
    Worcestershire Sauce for Slow Cooker French Onion Soup © 2017 Heather Johnson
    Minced Garlic for Slow Cooker French Onion Soup © 2017 Heather Johnson
    Sherry for Slow Cooker French Onion Soup © 2017 Heather Johnson
    Thyme for Slow Cooker French Onion Soup © 2017 Heather Johnson
    Bay Leaf for Slow Cooker French Onion Soup © 2017 Heather Johnson
    Cooking the Slow Cooker French Onion Soup © 2017 Heather Johnson
    Finished Slow Cooker French Onion Soup © 2017 Heather Johnson

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