Monday, December 12, 2011

Crockpot French Onion Soup

Onion soup recipes go back to the seventeenth century and would have involved slicing onions thinly, frying them up on butter and them boiling them in water with bread and capers. In the nineteenth century flour, salt and pepper and grated cheese were added as a garnish for french onion soup. Today's french onion soup is juicy carmmelized onions in beef broth with croutons and a broiled gruyere cheese topping. This is one of our favorite recipes and very easy to make.
  • 4 to 5 medium sweet onions
  • 64oz beef broth (low sodium)
  • 3 tbls flour
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 tbls worcester sauce
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • French bread
  • Gruyere cheese
 Slice up onions thinly and add to crock pot with butter and salt. Cook on high for about 60 minutes (stirring occasionally) till onion are slightly carmelized and brown on the edges. Add the flour and stir in for about 5 minutes. Then add the beef broth, worcester sauce and pepper. Turn the crockpot down to low and cook for 6 to 8 hours. Before serving slice up some french bread and place a slice of gruyere cheese on top and put under broiler for 2 to 3 minutes. Fill bowl with soup and float french bread with cheese on top. Enjoy!


  1. Rick, this looks wonderful. It is truly one of our favorite soups in our home. Beautiful blog.

  2. Lovely!! As a matter of fact... We had crockpot onion soup last week! Will try your method some time soon. Thanks for visiting my blog.

  3. Fantastic soup! Love the idea of making it in the crockpot. :)