Can you believe September is almost over? The days are cooling down, fall is in full swing and we’re already thinking ahead to Halloween and holidays. When it comes to matters of the kitchen, it really boils down to this: it’s time to cozy-up with comfort cooking!
French Onion Soup is just one of those delicious dishes you’ll love to warm up to on a chilly day. If you’ve never tried making it at home before, we highly recommend putting this on your list of recipes to get acquainted with. Trust us, it’ll become a trusty staple you won’t regret—that’s why we call it Fabulous French Onion Soup!
Fabulous French Onion Soup
5 medium onions
3 tbsp/45 mL butter or margarine
1 1/2 quarters/liters water
1/4 cup/60 mL Watkins Beef Soup & Gravy Mix
1/4 tsp/1.2 mL Watkins Black Pepper
6 slices French bread
1 cup/250 mL shredded cheese (Swiss or Cheddar)
Peel and thinly slice onions. Heat 3 tbsp/45 mL butter in a heavy 3-quart/liter saucepan over low heat; add onions and cook slowly. Stir until golden in color, about 10 minutes. Gradually add in water, soup bases, and seasonings. Bring to a boil; cover and simmer about 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, toast one side of the bread, under oven broiler, until golden brown. Butter untoasted side and sprinkle slices with 1/4 cup/60 mL cheese; broil until cheese is melted.
To serve; spoon hot soup into oven-proof bowls or mugs; float French bread slices on top and sprinkle with remaining cheese, broil until cheese is bubbly and brown.