I woke up last Saturday morning to gray, overcast skies, so thought it was as good a time as any to grab the crockpot and make some french onion soup.
By about 2pm, the sun was shining and it was really warm out, but by dinner time it was beginning to cool down again, and having been out all day shopping for new jeans for my husband, it was nice to come home to dinner pretty much ready. This is why I love the crockpot.
Crockpot French Onion Soup
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 6-8 yellow onions, thinly sliced
- 1/4 teaspoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 6 cups beef stock ( i did about 4 cups beef, 2 cups chicken as I didn’t have enough beef broth)
- 1/2 cup dry white wine
- 1/2 teaspoon dry thyme
- salt and pepper, to taste
- sliced baguette
- swiss cheese
How to make:
- Melt the butter in a large skillet, then add the sliced onions and sautee until tender, about 5 mins.
- Stir in the sugar, salt, and black pepper, and continue to sautee for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally or until caramelized.
- Transfer the onions to the slow cooker.
- Add in the stock, white wine, and thyme.
- Cook on low for 7 to 8 hours, or on high for 4.5 hours.
- Check for salt and pepper.
- Turn the oven-broiler on HIGH.
- Ladle soup into ovenproof bowls.
- Top the bowls with a slice of the baguette and cheese.
- Broil in oven until cheese is melted, 3 to 5 minutes.