Soup It Up!

French Onion Soup

  • 4-5 large sweet onions, chopped
  • 3 Tbsp. butter or margarine
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. all purpose flour
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 8 slices French bread, toasted
  • 1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese

In a Dutch oven or soup pot sauté the onions in butter until lightly browned. Add the pepper and flour. Cook, stirring constantly for 1 minute. Add the broth, water and bay leaf; simmer together for 30-40 minutes, stirring occasionally. Discard the bay leaf. Ladle into oven-safe soup bowls; top with bread and cheese. Bake at 400°F for 10 minutes or until cheese is golden brown. Yields 8 servings.