Slow Cooker French Onion Soup
Today I’ve got another recipe from my good friend Paula. Here she brings us a warm, comforting dinner with French onion soup…from the slow cooker no less!
- 4 medium, sweet onions. thinly sliced
- 3 cloves Garlic, minced
- 4 T butter
- 2 T balsamic vinegar
- 2 T brown sugar
- 3 T flour
- 8 oz of beer
- 64 oz low sodium beef stock
- 2 T fresh Thyme
- 1/2 t Black Pepper
- 1/2 t Salt
- French bread
- Gruyere cheese, sliced
- Dried Rosemary
- Set your crock pot on high, then add onions, garlic, brown sugar, butter, salt, and balsamic vinegar and mix until combined.
- Cover and let cook for 60 min. Stir occasionally until onions are a bit caramelized and brown on the edges.
- Add in flour, stir thoroughly, and let sit 5 minutes. Add in beer, beef stock, thyme, and pepper, then turn heat down to low.
- Cover and cook for 6 to 8 hours.
- Before serving, cut french bread or baguette into slices, toast, then put a generous slice of gruyere cheese on top the bread.
- Place under the broiler for 2 to 3 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and browned.
- Fill bowls with soup, float cheesy bread slice on top, sprinkle with a little rosemary and top with some fresh cracked black pepper, if you like.
Alternative quick, stove top version: Brown the first set of ingredients: onion, garlic, brown sugar, butter, salt, and vinegar on medium to medium/low until onions carmelized. About 20 minutes, then add the flour and stir for a about 5 min, then add beer and the rest of the ingredients. Let it sit and simmer on very low for about an hour. Then complete the bread and cheese instructions described above.