French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup

You’ll Need

  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 3 large sweet yellow onions, thinly sliced
  • 3 large red onions, thinly sliced
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • ½ cup dry white/red wine
  • 4 cups sodium-reduced chicken stock or broth
  • 4 cups sodium-reduced beef stock or broth
  • ½ tsp fresh thyme, minced
  • 1 loaf French bread or baguette, cut ½” slices
  • 1 ½ cups Gruyere or Swiss cheese, shredded or sliced

Prep and Cook

  • 1
    In a Dutch Oven or large soup pot, melt the butter in the olive oil over medium-high heat.
  • 2
    Add yellow onions, red onions, and salt to the pot, and cook, stirring constantly, until the onions begin to soften, approximately 5 minutes.
  • 3
    Stir in the sugar and continue to cook until the onions are richly coloured and carmelized, about 20 minutes.
  • 4
    Add the wine, stock, and thyme to the pot and simmer for an additional 20 to 60 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 5
    Cover and keep warm while you prepare the bread.
  • 6
    Just before serving, preheat oven broiler.
  • 7
    Arrange bread slices on a baking sheet and broil for approximately 2 minutes, turning once until toasted on both sides.
  • 8
    Remove bread from the oven and put aside.
  • 9
    Serve immediately.
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