Don’t let the basic ingredients of this soup fool you, because let me tell you, it is quite tasty. Thanks to the onions, pepper and chives you get lots of flavor and the addition of sour cream makes it just creamy enough to be delicious. In fact my husband who is not really a potato soup fan declares this one to be “pretty good.” And I love that it’s a frugal dish too!
I’ve never been a huge fan of onions and so I always thought I wouldn’t like French Onion Soup. A couple of years ago at a friend’s birthday brunch, I had my first taste of French Onion Soup and realized how delicious it was!
Several weeks later I got hungry for it and decided to try making French Onion Soup myself. I was a little worried I wouldn’t be able to recreate that rich, delicious flavor I remembered, but I wasn’t disappointed and it’s a recipe that I come back to often. I use beef broth that I save and freeze from when I make pot roast and it tastes 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 use…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
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.