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Real Simple Onion Soup Recipe

Good dishes shouldn’t be hard to make. There are plenty of overly complicated recipe ideas out there, and I want to share one that’s really simple. For those of us who like to make a meal without a long preparation process or perhaps for those who don’t have a lot of time to cook a complex meal, this is the kind of recipe you might be looking for.

Not everyone wants to spend hours in the kitchen making food that’s delicious- even experienced chefs. So, I’m sharing a real simple onion soup recipe that will taste great and won’t put much stress on your schedule.

Real Simple Onion Soup Recipe 

Let’s start with our ingredients, and using the right ones is key to making this soup taste great without giving yourself a lot of work. Always make sure you choose fresh ingredients whenever possible and high quality ones as well. You want your soup to turn out great, right? It starts by choosing the best ingredients and not skimping on quality.

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Real Simple Onion Soup Recipe 

Ingredients

  • 3 onions, shredded
  • 2 vegetable stock cubes
  • 2 potatoes, cubed
  • 1 carrot, sliced
  • 15 grams of butter
  • 900 milliliters of water
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tsp of brown sugar
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tbsp of herbs- dill, coriander, parsley, etc.

Instructions

  • Place a frying pan on the stove in add your butter. Cook on low to medium heat.
  • Add your shredded onion and use a wooden spatula to stir the onions until they cook to a golden brown and become soft. Then, add garlic and stir.
  • Put your water into a large pan 10 foil. Once the water begins to boil, add stock cubes, sugar, salt and pepper, herbs, and your garlic and onion mixture. Add in potatoes and carrots as well.
  • Allow your soup to simmer on low heat for an hour. Pour soup into a blender and blend until thick. Pour the contents of the blender back into your pot and simmer for an additional 10 minutes.

This real simple onion broth soup recipe can be garnished in a number of ways. For extra oniony flavor, you can add scallions to the top. You can also garnish with cheese or bacon bits.

If you want to add some extra texture and flavor to the dish and make it more filling, a great way to do that is to add some meat to it. Beef, chicken, smoked sausage, and shrimp are all great additions to onion soup if you’re not trying to make it a vegetarian dish. To make the soup more palatable for kids, you may want to try adding hot dog sausage. 

Be sure to serve the soup hot. If you need to store it in the fridge, wait until it cools down and store in an airtight container period to reheat the soup, it’s best to warm it on the stove in a small pot for a few minutes on medium or low heat. You can rewarm it in the microwave, but you get more even heating on the stove.

Easy French Onion Soup Recipe

I want to share with you a method for making French onion soup, and it’s just about as easy as making the onion soup that I just showed you how to make.

One of the keys to French onion soup is to use long onion strips. So, instead of shredding your onion like you would for the onion soup recipe above, you use long slices of red or yellow onions. You also use a lot of onions in this soup- about 10 cups in all for the recipe.

Another change from the recipe up above for onion soup to this French onion soup recipe is the substitution of beef stock or chicken stock instead of using stock cubes. In the onion soup recipe up above, we used vegetable cubes, and this is not supposed to be a vegetarian dish, but it can be.

So, you can use vegetable stock, if you want, or use beef or chicken stock or combine the two.

Another change for French onion soup is that vinegar or a dry wine would be used. There are a lot of different options you can use for this; rice vinegar and apple cider vinegar are both acceptable choices.

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Easy French Onion Soup Recipe

Ingredients

  • 6 large onions, peeled and sliced thin, giving you about 10 cups of onions
  • 1 tsp of sugar
  • 1 tbsp of butter
  • 4 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 8 cups of beef stock (or chicken stock)
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • ½ cup of apple cider vinegar
  • ½ tsp of dried thyme
  • ½ tsp of black pepper

Instructions

  • Place a frying pan on the stove in add your butter. Cook on low to medium heat.
  • Add your shredded onion and use a wooden spatula to stir the onions until they cook to a golden brown and become soft. Then, add garlic and stir.
  • Put your water into a large pan 10 foil. Once the water begins to boil, add stock cubes, sugar, salt and pepper, herbs, and your garlic and onion mixture. Add in potatoes and carrots as well.
  • Allow your soup to simmer on low heat for an hour. Pour soup into a blender and blend until thick. Pour the contents of the blender back into your pot and simmer for an additional 10 minutes.

You can serve this soup with toasted garlic bread or Italian bread. French onion soup can be topped with cheese or parsley for extra color and flavor.

Now, you have a couple of methods for how to make onion soup depending on what you are looking for. Neither of these should be very hard to do. You should be able to pull them off pretty well on your first try. Just follow the directions carefully, watch the heat as you cook, and make sure you use fresh, high quality ingredients.

Written by Pauline

I'm Pauline, a mother of four grown children, my passion for cooking stemmed from the joy i get cooking for my family. I love to try new dishes, especially when dining out but creating and sharing my own recipes is my favourite thing to do!

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