French Onion Soup Gratinée

French Onion Soup Gratinée

This fantastic French onion soup made using two types of cheese, French bread and beef bullions is an all time favorite dinner.

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tablespoons margarine or butter
cups thinly sliced onions
cups beef broth
beef-flavor bouillon cube or 1 teaspoon beef-flavor instant bouillon
teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
Dash pepper
oz. (1 cup) shredded Swiss cheese
cup grated Parmesan cheese
slices French bread, toasted
  1. Melt margarine in Dutch oven or large saucepan over low heat. Add onions; cook 15 minutes or until onions are golden brown and tender, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add broth, bouillon cube, Worcestershire sauce and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 20 to 25 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in medium bowl, combine cheeses.
  4. To serve, place 6 ovenproof bowls on cookie sheet for ease in broiling. Ladle soup into bowls. Top each with slice of toasted bread; sprinkle each with about 2 tablespoons cheese mixture. Broil about 3 to 5 inches from heat for 1 to 3 minutes or until cheese is bubbly.
Makes 6 (1-cup) servings
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Recipe Facts
Rich onion soup made with beef broth and topped with melted cheese is a traditional after-theater late-night snack in French bistros.
Gratinée is a French cooking term referring to a topping of cheese, or bread crumbs and butter, that is browned in the oven or under the broiler until crispy. The crispy surface is considered the best part, and shallow ovenproof dishes made especially for gratins allow for a generous amount of the topping.
Ingredient Substitution
For a richer flavor, substitute 1/2 cup dry white wine or sherry for 1/2 cup of the broth.
Kitchen Tip
To save preparation time, use a food processor to slice the onions for this soup.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Cup)
  • Calories 250
    • (Calories from Fat 120),
  • Total Fat 13g
    • (Saturated Fat 6g,),
  • Cholesterol 20mg;
  • Sodium 1150mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 21g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
    • Sugars 5g),
  • Protein 13g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 1 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 1 Vegetable;
    • 1 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.