If you are a slow-cooking expert, or even if you are just a beginner, you probably already know that soups work wonderfully in the slow cooker. Most soups taste better the longer and slower they are cooked, so it only makes sense to use a slow cooker.
Here is a slow-cooker recipe for French Onion soup. Cook it low and slow, then put it in the broiler to brown the cheese and you have a wonderful, delicious and easy version of this traditional soup!
French Onion Soup
Fix-It and Forget-It Vegetarian Cookbook, page 90
Makes 4 servings
Prep. Time: 25 minutes
Cooking/Baking Time: 5-6 hours
Ideal slow-cooker size: 5-qt.
3 Tbsp. butter
2 Tbsp. olive oil
4 large yellow onions, thinly sliced
1 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
½ tsp. freshly ground pepper
2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
1 cup white wine
4 cups vegetable stock, canned or homemade
1” – thick slices French bread, toasted
shredded Swiss Cheese
1. In large sauté pan, heat butter and oil on medium high heat until butter is melted.
2. Add onions, sugar, salt and pepper.
3. Reduce heat to medium for 15 minutes, stirring frequently.
4. Add flour and stir for 2 minutes.
5. Transfer to slow cooker. Add wine and stock.
6. Cover and cook on low 5-6 hours.
7. Serve soup in oven-proof bowls. Place one slice toasted French bread onto each bowl of soup. Sprinkle with cheese. Put under broiler for a few minutes until browned.