French Onion Soup

A really delicious, simple onion soup recipe that is good any time of the year.


  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 Tablespoon oil
  • 3 large onions, sliced
  • 3 Tablespoons sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons flour
  • 5 (16 ounce) cans beef broth
  • 3 cups water
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup Port wine
  • ¾ cup Burgundy wine
  • Baguette
  • Mozzarella, Gruyere or Swiss cheese

In a large soup pot, melt the butter with the oil.  Add the onions and cook until translucent.  Add the sugar and flour, and cook for 1 minute.  Add beef broth, water, burgundy, port, salt and pepper.  Simmer for 2 hours.

Slice the baguette and toast.  Preheat the broiler.  To serve, pour the onion soup into crocks.  Place a piece of baguette on top.  Cover bread with your choice of cheese.  Place on a baking tray and then place it in the oven and broil until cheese is melted and bubbly.

Note:  If you prefer not to use the port or burgundy, just add more beef broth or water to equal the amount of port and burgundy used in the recipe.

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