We are soup eaters in my home, well most of us are…my husband is as long as it is a hardy soup, or I have made sandwiches to go along with the soup, and we are Panera soup eaters as well. While I love someone else cooking for me and not having a mess to pick up after a meal, I also LOVE saving money and having leftovers. So just like my Easy Broccoli Cheddar Soup, today’s SUPER Easy French Onion Soup is another one of those recipes that allows you to have something delicious without a lot of work.
But, since my husband likes a hardy meal, and well let’s face it, French Onion Soup isn’t very hardy, I have come up with a little modification if you will, that allows him to have a very hardy meal.
Ok Let’s Get Cooking:
- One Medium Yellow Onion, One Medium White Onion, Two Bunches Green Onions
- 5 – 8 Garlic Cloves, depending on your taste
- Beef Stock or Boullion
- One Box Beefy Onion Soup Mix
- Olive Oil
Step One – Chop your onions and garlic cloves
Step Two – Pour enough Oil to cover bottom of pot, heat up just until warm and add in your chopped onions and garlic
Step Three – Stir onions until oil is coating everything in the pot, cover with lid to let them sweat
Step Four – While Onions are sweating get your boullion or beef stock and beefy onion soup mix ready in a bowl (the amount of liquid you use is up to you, if you need a lot of soup you can add as much as 1/2 gallon of beef stock for this amount of onions), I used 6 cups of beef stock for this tutorial
Step Five – When Onions appear like the photo above in the step 3, then add your stock and let cook for at least 2 hours on low to medium heat.
If you are just wanting French Onion Soup, then you are now done. Serve up with sour dough bread toast and enjoy!
BUT – if you are like my husband and want something a little more “beefy”, then…..
Step Six – Brown One Pound Ground Beef
Step Seven – Drain fat, put in pot and cover with half of the French Onion Soup.
Step Eight – Cook for at least 30 minutes to an hour so beef “soaks” in flavor
Serve with a slotted spoon on rolls, then ladle some of the soup over the bottom half of the Beef Dippers.