How To Make French Onion Soup in the Slow Cooker

  How To Make French Onion Soup in the Slow Cooker

This is one of those magical recipes that makes you say Oh, can it be so easy? And the answer to that, for once, is yes. Yes it can.

INGREDIENTS


  • 3 pounds yellow onions, peeled, sliced, and cut into quarter-moons
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt, plus more as needed
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 10 cups reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons brandy (optional)
  • To Serve
  • 4 to 6 toasted baguette slices per bowl
  • 1/3 cup grated Gruy√®re cheese per bowl (1 1/3 to 2 cups total)
  • Chopped shallot or fresh onion (optional)

EQUIPMENT

  • Cutting board and chef's knife
  • 5-quart or larger slow cooker
  • Wooden spoon
  • Oven-safe soup bowls
  • Rimmed baking sheet

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