Hearty French Onion Soup

This comforting and hearty dish is a snap to make, and works equally as well as a starter or the main course.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 7 hours 20 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6


  • 4 large yellow onions, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1⁄4 cup plus 2 Tbsp. butter, divided
  • 3 cups rich beef stock
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1⁄4 cup medium-dry sherry
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and minced
  • 1 loaf French bread
  • 1⁄4 cup fresh grated Romano cheese


  • In a large frying pan, slowly sauté the onions in 1⁄4 cup butter until limp and glazed. Transfer to a slow cooker. Add the beef stock, white wine, sherry, Worcestershire, and garlic. Cover and cook on low for 7 hours.
  • Preheat broiler. Cut 6 slices of French bread about 1 inch thick, and butter the slices with 2 tablespoons butter. (Reserve the remaining bread to serve with the meal.) Place the buttered French bread on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with the cheese. Place under the broiler until lightly toasted.
  • To serve, ladle the soup into 6 bowls. Float a slice of toasted French bread on top of each serving.