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Four Onion Soup


Mellow, rich tasting onion soup topped with toasted French bread and melted cheese

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  • 1 medium yellow onion
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 medium leek (white portion only)
  • 5 green onions with tops
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoon butter (or marg.)
  • 2 cans (14.5oz ea) beef broth
  • 1 can (10.5oz) beef consommé
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup (4oz) shredded Swiss cheese
  • 6 slices French bread (3/4 inch thick) toasted
  • 6 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese (optional)


Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 60mins


Step 1

Slice all onions 1/4 in. thick.
In a 3 qt saucepan over medium-low heat, sauté onion and garlic in butter for 15 minutes or until tender and golden, stirring occasionally.
Add broth, consommé, Worcestershire sauce and nutmeg: bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of Swiss cheese in the bottom of 6 ovenproof 8-oz, bowls.
Ladle hot soup into bowls.
Top each with a slice of bread.
Sprinkle with remaining Swiss cheese if desired, Broil until cheese melts

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