French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup

8 reviews, 4.6 star(s). 86% would make again

Ready in 45 minutes

Delicious on a cold winter night with toasted bread and a tossed salad.


3 pounds onions; Peeled
4 ounces Butter or margarine
1 1/2 teaspoons Black Pepper; freshly ground
2 tablespoons Paprika
1 Bay leaf
3 quarts Beef stock
1 cup White wine
2 teaspoons Salt; optional

Original recipe makes 6



Slice onions 1/8 inch thick. Melt butter, place onions in it and cook slowly for 1 1/2 hours. Add Beef stock, white wine and paprika; simmer 2 hours. Salt to taste.

Refrigerate over night. Reheat and serve with croutons and Swiss Cheese.

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Most excellent, I played with the receipe a little and substituted Chipolte Chile Powder in lieu of the Paprika. It was excellent.
Pasquale49 2y ago

The soup was outstanding. I added an additiinal 3oz of butter, Rothbury Farms Texas Toast (cheese garlic) Croutons and used a 2007 Selbach-Oster Riesling - Kabinett for my wine. I would reccommend a good Gruyere.
Chaoticmage 3y ago

If you're looking for a quick onion soup recipe this will do.
donaliz 5y ago

Now that is some soup, my man.
zippy30 7y ago

[I made edits to this recipe.]
stevemur 9y ago

When do we add the flour, ground pepper, White wine, Paprika
Lauren123 9y ago

Wow! Best French Onion Soup I've ever had!
MsGnomer 10y ago

mcrismon 10y ago

I would have given this a five, but the directions appear to be mostly missing - when / how do you add the pepper, paprika etc.? I had to wing it and it came out OK.
Expat 11y ago

Who doesn't like French Onion Soup? It's warm and delcious. Make this 24 hours ahead of time and pair with a simple tossed salad for an easy wintertime dinner.
stevemur 11y ago

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