It’s stormy today in Orange County California, and I’m thoroughly enjoying the pouring rain, and whistling wind.

This time of year I love to serve my family steamy savory soups that help ward off any winter woes. 

One of our favorites is French Onion Soup! I hope you enjoy my recipe as much as we do: 

1st-  Wash & peel your onions. I use about 5-6 at a time

2nd- Cook onions in about 3/4 stick of real butter on medium to high heat until carmalized. When onions are almost done carmelizing add a heap of minced garlic.

3rd- slightly reduce heat & add 1/2 cup of flour to the already well carmalized onions and stir. 

4th Slightly brown flour.

5th Add 1/4 cup of red wine to deglaze and simmer for  5-10 minutes 

6- get ready to add beef broth 

Should look something like this before you add the broth to the mix! (Slowly add two cartons of broth) 

Season and simmer! 

I add a splash of basalmic vinegar and soy sauce to strengthen and warm the taste!

Then add dry seasonings such as thyme, tsp. of brown sugar, salt and a tiny bit of nutmeg. Rosemary is also a favored option! 

**Helpful hint- Seasonings can be costly. The bagged seasoning in the international section of the grocery store are far more affordable! **

Simmer on low 15-20 min…

Then add bread (preferably bagged “toast”)

*Such a convenient find! 🙂

Generously lavish in cheese. Muenster and Swiss or preferable, however you can use what you have. I had shredded mozzarella in the fridge and so I went with that. 

If you have an oven safe pan, transfer it into the oven and slightly broil in order to brown the cheese (of course make sure there are no kiddos in the kitchen!) 

Serve and enjoy! 

💜  Mandee