Tasty Tuesday: French Onion Soup

I’ve never been a huge fan of onions and so I always thought I wouldn’t like French Onion Soup. Last year at a friend’s birthday brunch, I had my first taste of French Onion Soup and realized how delicious it was!

Recently I was hungry for it again and decided to try making it myself. I was a little worried I wouldn’t be able to recreate that rich, delicious flavor I remembered, but I wasn’t disappointed. I used beef broth that I had frozen from when I made pot roast and it tasted wonderful! I really don’t know if I would even try making it with canned broth. I’m just afraid it would miss that rich flavor that homemade broth has. But you do whatever you want!

Anyway, here’s the recipe I used…easy as can be.

French Onion Soup
1/4 c. butter
3 c. thinly sliced Vidalia or sweet onions
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tbsp. flour
4 c. beef broth or 3 (10 oz.) cans
6 slices French bread
cheese

Place butter and onions in a large saucepan. Cover and cook slowly for 15 minutes. Blend in salt and flour. Add beef broth and heat to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour. Pour into oven proof soup bowls or cups. Top with a slice of French bread and a slice of cheese. Broil for a few minutes until cheese is melted.

Yield: 5-6 servings

For other recipe ideas, check out Balancing Beauty and Bedlam’s Tasty Tuesday, Blessed with Grace’s Tempt my Tummy Tuesday,and All the Small Stuff’s Tuesday’s at the Table.

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  1. by Rachal

    On March 9, 2010 at 7:16 am

    Oh I love French Onion Soup!! Very frugal and yet it tastes like soup fit for a King!!

  2. by Gina

    On March 9, 2010 at 10:29 am

    Thanks for the recipe! I love french onion soup and always order it when we go to Panera! But I've never tried to make it! Gina

  3. by Upstatemomof3

    On March 9, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    Oh yay!! Another french onion soup recipe. :) My husband LOVES french onion soup.

  4. by Jane

    On November 2, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    Oh, my…yummy! This one's a keeper and just in time while I make out the grocery list.Janefrugalfineliving.com

  5. by Lisa

    On November 3, 2010 at 12:25 am

    What a delicious looking soup. That cheese really makes it tempting. By the way, I'm holding a CSN giveaway on my blog and you're welcome to come by and enter. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2010/11/45-csn-giveaway.html