Slow-Cooker Beefy French Onion Soup

Fantastic French onion soup is made even heartier with beef stew meat. Start the soup in the morning and come home to a no-fuss dinner.

  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 10 hr 25 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 8

Ingredients

7
small onions, cut in half and thinly sliced (about 7 cups)
1
tablespoon butter or margarine, melted
2
tablespoons sugar
2
dried bay leaves
1 1/2
pounds beef stew meat
3
cans (10 1/2 ounces each) condensed beef consommé
1/4
cup dry sherry or apple juice
1
cup apple juice
1/4
teaspoon dried thyme leaves
8
slices ( 1/2 inch thick) French bread, toasted
2
cups shredded Swiss cheese (8 ounces)
  • 1 Toss onions, butter and sugar in 5- to 6-quart slow cooker. Top with bay leaves and beef.
  • 2 Cover and cook on low heat setting 9 to 10 hours or until onions are deep brown.
  • 3 Stir in beef consommé, sherry, apple juice and thyme. Increase heat setting to high. Cover and cook 10 minutes or until hot. Remove bay leaves.
  • 4 To serve, spoon into ovenproof soup bowls and top each serving with slice of toast and 1/4 cup cheese. If desired, broil with tops 6 inches from heat 3 to 5 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and begins to brown.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    440
    (
    Calories from Fat
    180),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    20g
    20%
    (Saturated Fat
    10g,
    10%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    80mg
    80%;
    Sodium
    910mg
    910%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    31g
    31%
    (Dietary Fiber
    2g
    2%
    ),
    Protein
    34g
    34%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Iron
    20%;
    Exchanges:
    2 Vegetable; 4 Lean Meat; 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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