Onion Soup


Sweet onions and shallots, the makings of a hearty Onion Soup


Can you imagine a cold  and drizzly winter night; and all you can think about is getting home, putting on something comfortable and getting cozy on the couch. Wouldn’t it be nice if you had something hot to eat to warm you?

You know, the answer is soup!  Soup is so easy to make and one of the easier is onion.  Why is it so easy? Because with this recipe it is made in a crock pot. The hardest part is peeling the skin off the onions before slicing them. Topped with a hearty slice of bread and Gruyere cheese,  you’re all set. Pour yourself a glass of white wine and the woes of the day are a thing of the past.


  • 3 medium onions sliced thin
  • 3 large shallots sliced
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 4 T butter
  • Fresh thyme bunch (8 to 10 springs)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 32 oz. beef stock or broth
  • 3 oz. dry white wine
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Melt the butter and olive oil in a pot on the stove and pour into the crock pot.
  2. Slice onions and shallots and transfer to crock.
  3. Season with 1 t salt
  4. Sprinkle generously with pepper.
  5. Add in sugar and mix all together.
  6. Lay thyme in between onions
  7. Cook on high for four hours
  8. Add beef broth and wine and cook for two more hours.
  9. Taste and correct seasoning if necessary
  10. Ladle soup into ovenproof bowl
  11. Top with bread with grated Gruyere cheese.
  12. Place bowl in a hot oven until cheese is melted

Onion Soup layered with Gruyere Toast


One Response to Onion Soup

  1. Catherine Davis says:

    Sounds easy and delicious!! Can’t wait to try this one this weekend when it turns cold again!

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