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Easy French Onion Soup


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  • 3 large yellow onions, sliced thin
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 2-3 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 1 large bay leaf
  • 1/2 cup red cooking wine
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup garlic croutons
  • 4 slices Havarti chees


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Step 1

In a large pot melt butter and combine onions, thyme and bay leaf over medium high heat. Stir and cook onions for about 20 minutes or until really soft and tender.
Add red cooking wine and stir, breaking up any browned bits on the bottom of pan, let liquid reduce to half the amount. Sprinkle with flour and stir to coat.
Pour in the beef broth and bring to a boil, then reduce heat and let simmer for 5-10 minutes. Discard thyme and bay leaf.
Meanwhile turn your oven on to broil and prepare oven safe bowl on a foil lined baking sheet.
Ladle the soup into bowls, divide the croutons among the bowls, top each bowl with a slice of cheese. Carefully place in oven and broil until cheese is melted and bubbly.
Use caution when serving, as the bowls will be HOT! Enjoy!

You can use other types of cheese like Swiss, Gruyere, or Gouda in place of the Havarti.


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