My usual Go To onion soup recipe basically consists of throwing a lot of sliced onions in a crock pot, adding a bay leaf, filling it up with broth and then letting it cook on low for 24 hours. It produces a surprisingly flavorful soup.

This soup is different. It, too, makes a rich and flavorful broth. There are more ingredients. But, really, the big difference is that you caramelize the onions in the crock pot for 8 hours or overnight. Then you add the liquids and simmer it a little longer. I think this might be my new favorite.

Another French Onion Soup

Another French Onion Soup

Recipe: Crock Pot French Onion Soup
 
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Serves: 2 quarts
Ingredients
  • 3 lbs raw onions, sliced
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ c fino sherry
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 3 c chicken broth
  • 3 c beef broth
  • 5 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp fish sauce
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • 3 Tbsp shredded Parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. Combine onions, butter and salt in a slow cooker; cover and cook on high until onions are well-browned, about 8 to 10 hours.
  2. Add sherry and garlic; stir to combine. Leave slow cooker set to high and let sit, uncovered, for alcohol to burn off, about 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. Stir in both broths, thyme, bay leaf and sugar; cook, covered, on high, for flavors to blend, about 2 to 3 more hours.
  4. Remove thyme and bay leaf; stir in fish sauce and pepper.
  5. Sprinkle each serving with cheese and garnish with thyme just before serving.
Notes
Adapted from WeightWatchers.com. 3 points per 1.5 cup with ½ tbsp if you're paying attention to such things!