Here's my favorite. It's from a Beverly Mills newspaper column that was called "Desperation Dinners." Tried and true ~ we love it!
Frantic Day French Onion Soup
2 cans (14.5 oz. each) beef broth 1 can (14.5 oz.) fat-free chicken broth 1/4 c. dry sherry 1T. Worcestershire sauce 1/2 t. bottled minced garlic 1/4 t. dried thyme 2 c. carmelized onions with juice (recipe follows) 4 one-once deli slices Swiss cheese 2 c. plain, butter-flavored or garlic-flavored croutons 4 t. Parmesan cheese or more to taste
Place broiler rack six inches from broiler and turn on heat. Remove any visible fat from the beef broth and pour broth into a 4 1/2 qt. Dutch oven or soup pot. Place over high heat. Add chicken broth, sherry, Worcestershire, garlic and thyme. Stir well. Cover pot and bring to boil. Place four oven-proof bowls on a large baking sheet and set aside. When broth boils, add carmelized onions and cover. Reduce heat to medium and boil for one minute. Remove pot from heat. Divide soup among four bowls and sprinkle each with 1/2 c. croutons. Lay a slice of Swiss cheese over croutons. Sprinkle each with 1 t. Parmesan cheese. Place baking sheet under broiler for one minute, or until cheese melts. Using potholders, serve at once, making sure to warn family that bowls are very hot. Yield: four servings.
Easy Carmelized Onions: 6 large onions (about 6 c. sliced) 2 T. olive oil Peel onions and cut into 1/4 inch slices. Place in slow cooker and drizzle with olive oil. Place lid on cooker and turn to high. Cook 8-10 hours, until onions carmelize to deep brown color. Leftover onions can be refrigerated, covered, for up to three days, or frozen up to one month. Yield: 3 c. carmelized onions.
Formerly appearing as the Pink-Heart Avatar Legacy Girl PeaFixture PeaNut 299,733 February 2007 Posts: 3,761
Thank you so much Legacy Girl!! Your recipe sounds delicious. I like the idea of adding the sherry to it for a nice flavor. I have a half bottle to use up (I use it for PW's sherried tomato soup which we love). I will definitely try your recipe. I appreciate you taking the time to share it.
Suziee2 PeaAddict PeaNut 106,441 September 2003 Posts: 1,523