French Onion Soup ~ Lightened up and NO alcohol…

This happens to be my son’s favorite soup ~ I don’t want to use alcohol to make a soup for my family, so I adjusted it to keep the RICH broth flavor along with the sweet caramelized onions ~ It is a winner!

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French Onion Soup
Yield: 4 servings

¼ cup butter
2 onions, sliced
1 garlic, minced
1 tsp dried thyme
1 bay leaf
S & P TT (to taste)
2 Tbsp flour, heaping
1 qt beef broth
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 Tbsp Balsamic vinegar
Bread, toasted
Cheese, shredded (mozzarella, gouda mix)

In a med saucepan, place butter, onion, garlic thyme, bay leaf and S & P. Cook over med heat until very tender and start to brown (app. 25 minutes), stirring occasionally. Add flour and mix well; cook for 1 minute. Add broth, Worcestershire sauce and vinegar. Cook until begins to bubble and thickens slightly; adjust seasoning if needed. Toast bread (any you have on hand will do). Preheat broiler; lay crouton (toasted bread) on a sheetpan and top with desired amount of cheese mixture. Broil til starts to brown and all cheese is melted. Ladle soup into your bowl and top with cheesy crouton. ~enjoy! 

 

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