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Zesty Onion Soup

zesty onion soup Entree
Zesty Onion Soup
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 2 hr 0 min
  • Ingredients 18
  • Servings 6

I never imagined how much I would enjoy a simple bowl of onion soup. To make it even tastier, add some crusty bread slices and melted cheese! Onions play a very important part in my daily cooking, too. They add such great aromatic flavor to soups, salsas and many savory dishes. MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

2
tablespoons olive oil
6
tablespoons unsalted butter
3
lbs of sweet onions, sliced into strips
4
cloves garlic, minced
3
jalapeños, diced
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon pepper
1/2
cup water
6
cups low sodium beef broth
1/2
cup dry white wine
1/8
cup sherry cooking wine
3
tablespoons red wine vinegar
2
bay leaves
8-oz loaf ciabatta bread or French baguette
2
cups shredded mozzarella
2
green onions, sliced
Your favorite hot sauce, to taste
6
ramekins that hold a little over 1 cup of soup

Directions

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  • 1
    In a large, heavy pot, add the 2 tablespoons of olive oil and the 6 tablespoons of butter and heat to medium heat.
  • 2
    As soon as the butter melts, add the onions, garlic and jalapeños. Lower the heat slightly and season with 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 teaspoon of pepper.
  • 3
    Cook the onions for 45 minutes, stirring often until the onions start to caramelize and all of the butter evaporates.
  • 4
    For the next 30 minutes, you will add 1/2 cup of reserved water a little at a time, stirring often until the water evaporates. This process will help the onions to caramelize even further.
  • 5
    When the onions are ready, add 6 cups of beef broth, 1/2 cup white wine, 1/8 cup sherry cooking wine, 3 tablespoons vinegar and 2 bay leaves. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and taste for salt. Continue cooking at a low simmer for 25 minutes.
  • 6
    Slice the bread into 12 equal slices. Toast in a preheated pan at medium heat for 3 minutes per side, and set aside.
  • 7
    Remove soup from heat and preheat the broiler for 5 minutes. Place your six ramekins onto a baking sheet. Ladle 1 cup of soup per ramekin, add 2 slices of bread, pushing them down into the soup slightly, so they cover the surface of the soup.
  • 8
    Top each soup with 1/3 cup of shredded mozzarella. Cook under the broiler for about 2 to 4 minutes or until cheese browns slightly.
  • 9
    Remove from oven and let stand for 5 minutes before serving. It will be extremely hot. Garnish with green onions and hot sauce.

Expert Tips

  • If using the broiler to finish preparing a dish, leave the oven door opened slightly. This will prevent the broiler from getting too hot and burning your food. Never leave the broiler unattended.

Nutrition Information

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More About This Recipe

  • I never imagined how much I would enjoy a simple bowl of onion soup. To make it even tastier, add some crusty bread slices and melted cheese! Onions play a very important part in my daily cooking, too. They add such great aromatic flavor to soups, salsas and many savory dishes.

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