Crockpot French Onion Soup

Crock Pot French Onion Soup {Apartment 302}

Surprise Mama!  I made you a delicious bowl of sweet, caramelized onion-y, cheesy, toasty heaven-in-a-bowl goodness more commonly called French Onion Soup.  The best part is the soup pretty much made itself while I relaxed all day by the beach slaved away at the office.  Prepping the ingredients all morning left my fingers smelling like french onion soup which gave me a reminiscing (drooling) whiff all day at work of what I couldn’t yet devour.  It was a long, tummy-grumbling 9 hours.  But ohhhhh baby was it worth it!!!

Crockpot French Onion Soup

Slightly adapted from How Sweet It Is

Serves 4

  • 2 medium sweet onions, thinly sliced (I used a yellow one and a white one)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp all purpose flour
  • 4 ounces beer (I used whatever random beer someone left in my fridge, use whatever you like)
  • 1 Litre low sodium beef stock (vegetable stock for those vegetarian friends)
  • 2 Tbsp fresh thyme
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt (or more to taste)
  • French bread
  • Gruyere cheese, sliced
  1. Set your crockpot to high.  Add onions, garlic, butter, salt and balsamic and mix until combined.  Cover and let cook for 60 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onions are soft and a bit caramely and brown on the edges.  Add in flour, stir thoroughly and let sit for 5 minutes.  Add in beer, beef stock, thyme and pepper, then turn heat down to low, cover and cook for 6-8 hours.
  2. Before serving, cut french bread or baguette into slices.  Fill soup bowls to the top, then cover with a slice of bread, and a slice of cheese.  Set under the broiler for 2-3 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly and golden.  Be careful when serving as bowls will be hot!

Crockpot French Onion Soup {Apartment 302}

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