Thursday, January 6, 2011

Fabulous French Onion Soup

Contributed by Chet's Crock

A slow cooker recipe that equals the onion soup in fancy restaurants and smells great as it cooks.  You may substitute beef bouillon cubes according to directions in place of broth.

6 large onions, chopped                                               
3 bay leaves
1/2 cup butter                                                                 
10 slices French bread, toasted
60 - 65 ounces condensed beef broth, undiluted
Shredded mozzarella cheese
1 1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
Shredded Parmesan cheese

In a large skillet, saute onions in butter until crisp-tender.  Transfer to an ungreased 5 quart (or larger) slow cooker. (I only had a 4 quart, so made the leftover soup in a regular stove-top pot.) Add broth, Worcestershire, and bay leaves. Cover and cook on low for 5 to 7 hours or until the onions are tender. Discard the bay leaves. Top each serving with French bread and cheeses.

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