• Servings 4
  • Prep 30 min
  • Cook 25 min
  • Cuisine
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Super Cheesy French Onion Soup


  • 4 large red onions peeled and sliced thinly
  • 4 tbs of unsalted butter softened
  • 2 tbs of canola oil
  • 4 cups of good beef stock
  • 5 tbs of sherry wine
  • kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 lb of Gruyere cheese shredded
  • 4 1 inch thick slices of french baguette
This recipe is guaranteed to please..It will deliver deep onion flavor with the wonderful texture of gooey cheese!! We like a lot of cheese and we think you will too! Many onion soup recipe’s use regular white or Spanish onions.We use red onions because they deliver a deeper onion flavor. We love our French onion soup very cheesy, hence about a 1/4 lb of cheese on each serving. This recipe can be made in about 1 hour. You will need some oven proof crocks to prepare the recipe properly.


  • Melt 2 tbs of the butter with the oil in a large saute pan then add the onions and cook over low heat for at least 15 minutes or until the onions are caramelized with a rich mahogany brown color.
  • Transfer the onions to a large sauce pan.
  • Pour in the beef stock and add the sherry and bay leaf and simmer partially covered for 25 minutes.Remove the bay leaf.
  • Pre- heat the broiler and toast the French bread on both sides.
  • Add soup to 4 oven proof soup crocks, making sure to distribute the onions evenly.
  • Remove bread from broiler and spread one side with butter and place atop of soup crocks.
  • Heap each crock with 1/4 of the grated cheese and place under broiler until cheese is slightly brown and bubbly.
  • Serve immediately.


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