This slow-cooked French onion soup is the perfect recipe for a cold winters day. One of the simplest joys that the cold weather brings is coming home to the delicious aroma of a slow-cooked meal.
Whilst french onion soup can easily be made on the hob, the rich infused flavours from slow cooking the ingredients make this a perfect slow cooker recipe.
As the portions of this recipe are generous it is ideal for freezing and reusing at a later date.
As you will know from my previous slow cooker recipes I look at my Crockpot and my assistant chef so whilst I’m working the crockpot looks after the evening meal.
Ingredients for Slow Cooked French Onion Soup
3lb Onions, Thinly Sliced
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
2 teaspoons brown sugar
Salt & pepper to taste
A bay leaf
1 tablespoon thyme
1 1/2 litres beef stock
2 teaspoons Sherry Vinegar
9oz grated strong cheese.
- Place the onions in a slow cooker, and stir in the butter, brown sugar, salt, thyme and bay leaf.
- Cook on high for 8 hours.
- Stir in the beef stock, sherry, and season with salt and pepper. Cover and cook for a further 2 hours.
- Discard the bay leaf.
- Slice the baguette and place on a baking sheet, toast one side until golden brown.
- Flip over the baguette and top with the grated cheese. Place under the grill until the melted cheese starts to bubble,
- Decant French Onion Soup into a bowl and top with the baguette and melted cheese.
- Serve immediately.