January 27, 2011

Homemade Slow-Cooker French Onion Soup

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So far for anyone that lives in Connecticut, or New England for that matter has been experiencing one of the worst winters we have ever seen... and its only January. The snow hasn't let up since the holidays with anywhere from a few flurries to off shore storms coming every week. Last nights storm was another big one dropping over 18in of snow throughout the night. We even drove by a house that had 7ft snow piles with a small sign reading "free snow"... too funny. At least with all this snowy cold weather there is still fun being had. And this is just such a beautiful picture.
So when your stuck in the house on a crazy snow storm such as this what else is there to do but bundle up in heavy sweats, find a good movie and cook some delicious comfort food. I decided that French Onion soup would be so delicious and really warm the soul so I got to it. I've been experimenting more with a simple crock pot we bought a few months ago so I really wanted to try a French Onion Soup in my slow cooker and have the aromas of the soup fill the house. Cooking in a slow cooker is actually one of the simplest cooking techniques I have ever encountered. Throw in a few ingredients, set and eat. So simple.

French Onion soup is always delicious but to get the same taste at home is the best, and this recipe was just perfect.
Homemade Slow-Cooker French Onion Soup

Recipe and photos by A Healthy Jalapeno

3 medium onions, sliced thin
1/4 cup butter
4 cups  beef broth
1 teaspoon Worchester sauce

2 cups toasted  croutons
(or crusted french bread)
4 slices swiss cheese
Add first four ingredients to your crock pot, cover and cook on High for 6-8 hours.Once the soup is done, separate into individual bowls, add croutons and place a slice of cheese on the top of your bowl. Put each individual bowl in the oven or toaster oven for about 5 min on 300 degrees to melt the cheese.
Done and done... enjoy!


Williamn said...

Laura, I am in my 20 something and am really starting to explore my culinary prowess. up intill now it has been primarily about basic chicken and basic pasta. this is the case no more. My better half and I already are really looking forward to the slow cooker french onion soup, we have had a crock pot for over 6 months and have yet to use it. We appreciate your enthusiasm and will be checking in regularly.

Laura Jeanne said...

Thank you so much!!! I hope you enjoy as much as we did :)