American French Onion Soup Recipe

American French onion soup is an easy recipe to make. You only need a few ingredients to prepare and cook this dish. This is perfect for a cold winter night or any weekday dinner.


• 6 large yellow onions (cut into large dice)
• 4 cups high-quality chicken broth
• 4 cups high-quality beef broth
• 3-4 sprigs fresh thyme
• 3 tbsp dry sherry wine
• 1-2 tsp sherry vinegar (to taste)
• 1/2 stick unsalted butter
• Salt and pepper to taste
• Buttered croutons
• Shredded cheddar cheese
• Shredded Monterey Jack cheese


This recipe takes about 1 hour and 40 minutes. Serves 6.

Preheat oven to 425 F.

Set a large skillet over medium heat.
Melt unsalted butter.
Add chopped onions.
Stir until well coated by butter.
Roast in the oven for 15-20 minutes and remove it occasionally.
While it is out in the oven, stir it occasionally.
Do this for an hour or until the onions are browned or caramelized.
Deglaze by pouring sherry wine and sherry vinegar.
Once the liquid has evaporated, transfer to a pot.
Add sprigs of fresh thyme.
Pour chicken and beef broth.
Increase to high heat.
Bring to a boil.
Reduce to low heat and let it simmer for an hour.
Season with salt and pepper.
Set aside.

Coat bread slices/croutons with melted butter.
Toast it.

In a heat-proof soup bowl, put the onion soup.
Add one slice of crouton.
Top it off with shredded cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese.
Broil in the oven for 5-6 minutes.
Serve and enjoy!

American French Onion Soup Recipe
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