I love soup. Especially now that it’s getting colder — there’s nothing better than a warm cup of coffee on the way to work and a hot pot of soup once you get home.
I looked up quite a few recipes on French Onion Soup. I tried to recreate it by researching and came up with a rather large problem for me… All of the recipes called for a long simmer with repeated stirring. Yikes! I work all day, and prefer simple recipes to begin with. Then it suddenly came to me that I own a slow cooker I’ve never had the chance to use. Why not make use of it?
I used this recipe and dumped all the ingredients into the slow cooker during my lunch break. I put the heat setting on low and came back that night to a very nice smelling apartment. Plus, dinner was ready! What’s more simple than letting your food cook itself? Here is my altered recipe:
French Onion Soup Recipe:
- 2 large onions, sliced
- 3 tablespoons margarine
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 tablespoon Truvia (natural sugar substitute)
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 14 ounces vegetable broth
- shredded mozzarella
- Mix onions and margarine in slow cooker.
- Mix flour, Worcestershire sauce, sugar and pepper. Stir flour mixture and broth into onions. Cover and cook on low heat setting 7 to 9 hours (or high heat setting 3 to 4 hours)
- Pour into bowl and top with croutons. Heavily cover in shredded mozzarella and microwave until cheese melts.
- Let cool and serve.
I recommend the recipe I used. My soup came out quite thick, but I love thick soup. I substituted veggie broth for the beef because I’m a vegetarian so it came out a lighter color. Instead of buying a whole baguette to bake and set on top, I found some cheap (but huge!) croutons at the ever-awesome Trader Joe’s that I dumped on top and loaded up with the shredded mozzarella. Microwave until the cheese melts and you have one delicious, effortless soup!