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French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup Randy Mayor

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 4 cups thinly vertically sliced Walla Walla or other sweet onion
  • 4 cups thinly vertically sliced red onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 8 cups less-sodium beef broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 8 (1-ounce) slices French bread, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 8 (1-ounce) slices reduced-fat, reduced-sodium Swiss cheese (such as Alpine Lace)

Preparation


Heat olive oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onions to pan; sauté for 5 minutes or until tender. Stir in sugar, pepper, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Reduce heat to medium; cook 20 minutes, stirring frequently. Increase heat to medium-high, and sauté for 5 minutes or until onion is golden brown. Stir in wine, and cook for 1 minute. Add broth and thyme; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 2 hours.

Preheat broiler.

Place bread in a single layer on a baking sheet; broil 2 minutes or until toasted, turning after 1 minute.

Place 8 ovenproof bowls on a jelly-roll pan. Ladle 1 cup soup into each bowl. Divide bread evenly among bowls; top each serving with 1 cheese slice. Broil 3 minutes or until cheese begins to brown.



    Once you try this classic French Onion Soup recipes, you'll never try another. It culminates in a rich-tasting soup with melt-in-your-mouth onions.
  • Yield: 8 servings

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 290
Caloriesfromfat per serving: 30%
Fat per serving: 9.6g
Saturated fat per serving: 4.8g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 1.9g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 0.7g
Protein per serving: 16.8g
Carbohydrate per serving: 33.4g
Fiber per serving: 3.1g
Cholesterol per serving: 20mg
Iron per serving: 1.6mg
Sodium per serving: 359mg
Calcium per serving: 317mg

Good to Know

French onion soup often makes its way onto a dieter’s naughty list. However, at less than 300 calories per serving (and 25% less saturated fat), you can enjoy this soup guilt-free. For extra fiber, substitute your favorite whole-wheat bread.