Watkins Fabulous French Onion Soup

 

Ooh La La! Here’s a super simple recipe everyone will love; they’ll think you cooked all day!

5 medium onions
3 tbsp butter
1-1/2 quarts water
1/4 cup Watkins Beef Soup & Gravy
1 tbsp Watkins Onion Soup & Gravy
1/4 tsp Watkins Black Pepper 6 oz
Pinch of cayenne pepper
Pinch of Thyme
6 slices French bread
Butter or margarine
1 cup shredded cheese (Swiss or Cheddar)

Peel and thinly slice onions. Heat the 3 tbsp/45 ml butter in a heavy 3-quart/liter saucepan over low heat; add onions and cook slowly, stirring until golden in color, about 10 minutes. Gradually blend in water, soup bases, and seasonings. Bring to a boil; cover and simmer about 15 minutes. Meanwhile, toast one side of bread under broiler until golden brown. Butter untoasted side and sprinkle slices with 1/4 cup/60 ml cheese; broil until cheese is melted. To serve, place hot soup into oven-proof bowls or mugs; float French bread slices on top. Sprinkle with remaining cheese; broil until cheese is bubbly and brown.  Makes 6 servings.

Bon appetit!

Terry

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