French Onion is a favorite soup of mine- pretty much a must order when I see it on a restaurant menu.  Inspired by my gal pal, Lindsay, I decided to give a homemade version a try.  It was not only easy to do, but delicious and eye appealing.  This French Onion Soup makes a great starter to serve to dinner guests or to just spoil your loved ones without having to work too hard.  With the help of my slow cooker, I wasn’t a slave in the preparation process and you won’t have to be either!

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  • 4 Large Onions, sliced (approx 5 cups)
  • 3 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • ¼ Cup Light Butter
  • 2 Tbs Sherry Wine (optional)
  • 2 Tbs Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 Tbs Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ Cup Flour
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • Dash of pepper
  • 64 oz Beef Broth
  • 6 individual Bread bowls*
  • 12 slices of Swiss cheese

*If you don’t have bread bowls, you can use individual crocks and include slices of a French baguette in the soup (and on serve on the side).


  1. In a large skillet, melt butter and sweat onions until slightly soft (about 10 minutes)
  2. Add garlic to onions and continue sauteing for another 10 minutes. Pour in splashes of Sherry Wine throughout cooking process.
  3. Transfer to slow cooker.
  4. In a small bowl, mix vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, flour, thyme, and pepper. Add to onions
  5. Pour broth over mixture, cover and cook on high heat for 5 hours.
  6. Ladle soup into bread bowls and cover with 2 slices of Swiss cheese.
  7. Broil in over on low for 10 minutes, until cheese is melted and bread is slightly crisp.

The bread absorbs the broth so refilling the bowls will be most likely be necessary as you enjoy the soup!

Makes 6 Servings (I only made 4 here)