French Onion Soup 2018-03-02T13:12:49+00:00

French Onion Soup

2 tsp. olive oil
4 large yellow onions, halved and thinly sliced
2 carrots, grated
1 Tbsp. sugar
¼ cup brandy
2 Tbsp. flour
3 cups reduced sodium beef broth, or vegetable broth
2 Tbsp. no salt added tomato paste
1 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
1 tsp. dried thyme
½ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
¼ tsp. salt
8 slices diagonally cut French bread
1 cup shredded Gruyere or Swiss cheese (about 4 ounces)

In a non-stick Dutch oven or large saucepan, heat the oil until hot over medium heat.  Add the onions and carrots , sprinkle with the sugar, and cook, stirring frequently, until the onions are very tender and lightly browned, about 30 minutes.

Stir in the brandy and cook for 1 minute.  Add the flour, stirring to coat.  Stir in the broth, 2 cups of water, and tomato paste, vinegar, thyme, pepper, and salt and bring to a boil.  Reduce to a simmer, cover and cook until the flavors have developed, about 7 minutes.

Meanwhile, preheat the broiler.  Place the bread on the broiler rack and broil 6 inches from the heat for 30 seconds or until lightly toasted.  Sprinkle the bread with the cheese and broil for 1 minute longer, or until cheese is bubbly.  Ladle the soup into 4 bowls, place the cheese toasts on top and serves

Serves 4

Nutritional Information:
Calories 445, Fat 13 grams, Protein 20, Carbohydrate 57 grams