French Onion Soup

Servings: 6

Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes


Ingredients:

  • 1 large French baguette, sliced

  • ¼ cup unsalted butter

  • 3 pounds sweet onions, sliced

  • 3 garlic cloves, minced

  • ⅓ cup dry white wine

  • 6 cups beef broth

  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme

  • 2 bay leaves

  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 ½ cups shredded Gruyère cheese

  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese


Directions:

  1. Set oven to broil.

  2. Add baguette slices to a baking sheet and broil until golden. Cook for about 2 minutes on each side.

  3. In a Dutch oven over medium heat, melt butter and sauté onions for about 30 to 40 minutes. Stir often until caramelized.

  4. Add in garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.

  5. Stir in wine and scrape the bottom of the Dutch oven.

  6. Add beef broth, thyme, and bay leaves, then bring to a boil. Reduce heat and let simmer. Stir occasionally until reduced, about 15 to 20 minutes. Remove thyme sprigs and bay leaves.

  7. Stir in balsamic vinegar and season with salt and pepper to taste.

  8. Evenly place the baguette slices on top and sprinkle cheese over top to cover the baguette slices.

  9. Broil in oven for about 3 to 5 minutes, or until golden brown on top. Serve immediately and enjoy!

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