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    Caramelized onions in savory beef broth swirl around a crispy garlic crouton with melted cheese on top. A meal in itself or as an appetizer.
    Prep Time15 minutes
    Cook Time1 hour 5 minutes
    Total Time1 hour 20 minutes
    Course: Appetizer, Main Course
    Cuisine: French
    Keyword: comfort, french, hearty, onion, soup
    Servings: 6


    • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
    • 3 pounds sweet & yellow onions (mix), about 5 medium slice in half, then crossways to make half-moon pieces
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1/2 cup dry white wine
    • 1 tbs cognac
    • 6 cups beef broth
    • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
    • 2 bay leaves
    • 1 tsp white wine vinegar
    • 1 Sel Magique Salt & Pepper Blend to taste
    • 12 French baguette or other bread slices
    • 1 cup swiss cheese, grated
    • 1 cup 1 cup gruyére cheese, grated


    • This soup is all about the caramelized onions so take your time letting them get truly browned and golden. Melt butter in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the onions, and cook, stirring often, until deep golden brown and caramelized, about 30-40 minutes. If the onions start to burn, reduce the heat slightly and add a little water. Stir in garlic and combine, about 1 minute.
    • Add the wine, scraping any browned bits from the bottom of the pot.
    • Stir in beef stock, thyme and bay leaves. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until slightly reduced, about 15-20 minutes. Remove and discard thyme sprigs and bay leaves.
    • Stir in white wine vinegar and cognac; season with Magique to taste.
    • Preheat oven to broil
    • Place baguette slices onto a baking sheet. Place into oven and broil until golden brown on both sides, about 1-2 minutes per side; set aside.
    • Divide soup into ramekins or ovenproof bowls. Place onto a baking sheet. Top with baguette slices to cover the surface of the soup completely; sprinkle with cheeses. Place into oven and broil until golden brown and cheeses have melted; about 2 minutes.
    • Serve and enjoy!


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