French onion soup recipe

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There’s just nothing like a great French onion soup. The onions are caramelized in the slow cooker for hours for maximum flavor.

  • Yield: 8
  • Preparation Time: 8 Hours


  • ½ cup butter
  • 5 sliced onions
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/3 cup sherry
  • 6 cups beef broth
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 6 sliced of crusty bread
  • 2½ cups shredded Gruyere cheese
  • 2 cups Swiss cheese
How to Make It
  1. Heat butter in the slow cooker and stir in the onions and sugar.
  2. Cook on low for 2 hours to caramelize the onions.
  3. Add the sherry, broth, salt, pepper and bay leaf. Stir well.
  4. Cook on low for 6 hours.
  5. Place the bread slices on a sheet and brown in the oven for 8 minutes at 350 degrees.
  6. Combine the cheeses.
  7. Distribute the cheeses among 6 oven-proof bowls and pour a cup of soup over the cheeses.
  8. Top with the toasted bread.
  9. Place the bowls on a baking tray and place under the broiler for 2 minutes.

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