French onion soup

Servings: 2-3 servings

French onion soup is a delicious medley of slow cooked onions with rich beef broth, thyme and sherry vinegar topped with a toasted French bread and salty Gruyere cheese.



Heat a large sauté pan on a medium high fire.

Next add olive oil, onions and shallots to the pan.

Turn the heat down to a medium low and slowly cook the onions for 20 minutes stirring occasionally to prevent them from burning. (if they appear to be burning turn down the fire and add a little more oil to the pan).

Season the onions with salt and pepper.

Once the onions are brown turn the fire off and add the sherry wine and red wine vinegar to the pan.

Scrape all of the fond from the bottom and pour everything into a soup pot.

Add the water, bouillon, bay leaf and sprig of thyme to the pot.

Bring everything to a boil and then simmer for 2-25 minutes.

When the soup is done add it into small soup crock-pots (or bowls that can withstand high temperatures).

Heat your oven to a broil and transfer your oven rack to the top level.

When the broiler is ready place the toasted bread on top of each soup, top with cheese and broil for 2-3 minutes.


If you liked this recipe check out some of our other soup recipe Tomato and rice soup or our delicious minestrone.


3 onions, peeled and sliced ¼ “

2 shallots, peeled and sliced ¼”

2 tablespoons olive oil

4 cups of water

2 bouillon cubes (or 4 cups of good stock or broth and leave out the water)

½ cup sherry wine

¼ cup red wine vinegar

1 bay leaf

1 sprig of thyme or ½ teaspoon of dried thyme

2 slices of good crusty sourdough bread, toasted

2-4 slices of gruyere cheese (depending on how much cheese you like it)