I wonder what it is about onion that makes most kids cringe. My mother always talks about how my big brother refused to eat if he found even the tiniest bit of onion in his food.
Mom had to come up with pretty clever ways to “hide” the onion – she knew my brother didn’t mind the taste of it, as long as it wasn’t visible! Funny… these days he loves anything and everything onion. I, on the other hand, have loved it since I was a kid. The French onion soup was my favorite and I could eat all I wanted since my brother wouldn’t even have a spoonful!
I’ve tried many French onion soup recipes over the years. This one went to the top of the list right away! Not only is it super tasty, but it’s also incredibly easy to make. Actually, you barely have to lift a finger since the crock pot is doing all the work for you.
And you know it wouldn’t be the same without that cheesy, crunchy bread on top, right?
3 cups sliced onions (3 medium)
3 tablespoons margarine or Land O’ Lakes butter, melted
3 tablespoons Gold Medal all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon Domino sugar
1/4 teaspoon pepper
4 cans (14 1/2 ounces each) ready-to-serve beef broth
Cheesy Broiled French Bread:
8 slices French bread, 1 inch thick
3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (3 ounces)
2 tablespoons grated or shredded Parmesan cheese
Place Reynolds™ Slow Cooker Liners inside a 5- to 6 1/2 -qt slow cooker bowl. Make sure that liner fits snugly against the bottom and sides of the bowl and pull the top of the liner over rim of the bowl.
Inlined slow cooker, mix onions and margarine.
Cover and cook on high heat setting 30 to 35 minutes or until onions begin to slightly brown around edges.
Mix flour, Worcestershire sauce, sugar, and pepper. Stir flour mixture and broth into onions. Cover and cook on a low heat setting 7 to 9 hours (or high heat setting 3 to 4 hours) or until onions are very tender.
Prepare Cheesy Broiled French Bread. Place 1 slice bread on top of each bowl of soup. Serve immediately.