Healthy Slow-Cooked French Onion Soup
Delicious, Comforting, Warming, French
Thanks to the slow cooker, this easy slow cooker soup recipe is way easier to make than a traditional french onion soup. With a few ingredient substitutions, this slow cooker recipe is also healthy, but if you are not counting calories and want a more authentic French dish, add the topping.
1 quart low sodium beef bouillon or stock
2 to 3 cups onion, sliced
1/4 cup butter substitute
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons white whole wheat flour
1/4 cup dry vermouth or white wine, optional
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 Bay Leaf
2 cloves of minced garlicTopping (Optional)
8 slices of toasted French bread
1 1/2 cups of grated Swiss Gruyere with a little grated Parmesan cheeseInstructions
Pour beef bouillon in slow cooker. Cover and set on high.
Cook onions slow in large skillet in butter substitute. Cover and let cook 15 minutes.
Add Worcestershire sauce, flour, vermouth, garlic and salt to onions. Stir well and add to stock in slow cooker. Add the bay leaf. Cover and cook on low six to eight hours or three hours on high.
For me French Onion Soup is not French Onion Soup, without the croutons and cheese topping, so I suggest you serve it like this.
Ladle the soup into individual oven proof bowls or a large casserole dish. Cover with the toast and sprinkle with cheese. Pop under the grill for 10 minutes at 350 degrees F, or until the cheese bubbles and is slightly browned.
Serve immediately(Source: Fave Recipes and Simply Recipes)