Betty's French Onion Soup

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Mar. 06, 2014

In this video, Betty demonstrates how to make French Onion Soup. This is a classic that can be served with a fancy meal or made as a comfort food.


Extra virgin olive oil 2 Tablespoon
Butter 2 Tablespoon
Yellow onion 3 Pound , sliced horizontally in 1/4
Table salt 1/4 Teaspoon
Ground black pepper 1/4 Teaspoon
Dry white wine 1/3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
Beef broth 6 Cup (96 tbs) (use chicken or vegetable broth if desired)
Fresh thyme sprig 5 Small (4
For topping
Gruyere cheese 3 Ounce
French bread slices 4 , sliced 3/4
For greasing
Olive oil spray 1 Teaspoon



1. Grease a baking pan with olive oil.


2. In a large pot or Dutch oven, place olive oil and butter. Heat over medium-low heat until butter melts.

3. Add onion, salt, and pepper. Stir to coat well. Stir occasionally and cook for 2-2 1/2 hours or until onions turn golden brown.

4. Add wine and turn heat to medium-high. Cook until wine evaporates.

5. Pour broth and add thyme sprigs. Bring to a boil and simmer about 20 minutes.

For Topping:

6. In the meantime, place bread slices on greased baking pan and sprinkle the top with grated cheese.

7. Place the pan in 400 degree F oven and bake for 5-10 minutes or until cheese is brown and bubbly. You may turn oven to BROIL for the last minute or so.


8. Remove thyme sprigs from soup and discard. Taste and adjust seasoning of salt.

9. Ladle soup into soup bowls and top each with a baked cheesy bread slice.


10. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 180 Minutes
Ready In: 180 Minutes
Servings: 8

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 260Calories from Fat 103

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 11 g16.9%

Saturated Fat 4 g20%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 820 mg34.17%

Total Carbohydrates 29 g9.7%

Dietary Fiber 4 g16%


Protein 9 g18%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet