Monday, January 11, 2016

Slow Cooker French Onion Soup

A favorite soup for cold winters is French Onion soup. With a little planning, it can be made in a crockpot or a slow cooker. We followed the recipe from and included their video below. However, we did not include cooking sherry, bay leaf and used a generic package of shredded cheese. Also, our broiler wasn't working, so we just toasted the bread before serving.

Slow Cooker French Onion Soup
submitted by staff

  • 6 tbsps butter
  • 4 large onions sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 1 tbsp white sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 7 cups beef broth
  • sea salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 8 slices French bread
  • 1 package blended shredded cheese


Using a large pot or frying pan, melt butter in medium-high heat.

Stir in onions and cook until they become translucent.

Sprinkle sugar and reduce heat setting to medium.

Cook and stir constantly until onions are soft and brown.

Add garlic and continue to cook for another minute.

Transfer onions into a slow cooker and pour beef broth.

Add sea salt to taste. Add thyme.

Set on low for cooking 8-10 hours. You can set to high for cooking 4-6 hours, depending on when you want to serve.

The recipe calls for broiling. But we didn't follow this part. Instead, we sliced french bread. And toasted them in a conventional toaster with shredded cheese. Then we added the bread as we served the soup.

Still turned out great.

Now, here's the video used for to make this fantastic slow cooked french onion soup:

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