I have a weakness…. and it’s for French Onion Soup. I will order it at any restaurant if it is on the menu. GUARANTEED. I usually order it minus the bread because something about wet, soggy bread makes me gag. #saynotothesog
Recently, Kettle & Fire sent me some of their beef bone broth and other than wanting to drink it straight from the box, I decided to make all of you some delicious french onion soup. But, before we get into the recipe, let me share with you a little about what makes Kettle & Fire just so dang awesome!! (and p.s. at the bottom of this post there will be an awesome discount for all of you)
Okay, so first of all, their broth is shelf stable, which means that it will last longer than the ones that have to be refrigerated from the get-go! Secondly, they use only the best ingredients and they are SIMPLE. Here’s a list of the ingredients for their beef broth: Marrow bones from pasture raised, 100% grass-fed cows, organic carrots, organic onions, organic celery, organic bay leaves, organic parsley, apple cider vinegar, a pinch of black peppercorn, sea salt, thyme and rosemary extract. I don’t know about you, but most other broths that you find in the store have the LONGEST list of ingredients. I love how Kettle & Fire make it like my grandma would make it!!
So now that we have established how great their ingredients are, let move on to this bomb recipe!! The secret to this french onion soup is caramelizing the onions before you stick them in the crock pot to cook! I like using the slow cooker for recipes like this because it allows all the delicious flavors to really combine! This recipe is even more fantastic as leftovers.
- 6 yellow onions, sliced
- 2 tbl ghee
- 2 17.6 oz boxes of Kettle & Fire
- 1 bay leaf
- 2 sprigs of fresh thyme
- 2 tbl balsamic vinegar
- 1 tsp salt
- OPTIONAL: Gruyere cheese
- In a large skillet melt ghee over medium heat.
- Once melted, add in your sliced onions.
- Turn heat to low and let cook for about 10 minutes, stirring frequently until caramelized
- Add caramalized onions to slow cooker and remaining ingredients EXCEPT for the cheese (if using)
- Let cook on low for 6-8 hours.
- When time is up, ladle into oven safe bowls.
- If you are using cheese, slice the gruyere thinly and place on top of soup. Put under broiler until cheese is melted and bubbly.
You may need to add a little water to the slow cooker if it doesn't seem like there is enough liquid.
If cheese is not your thing, simply leave it out. This soup is still super scrumptious without it!!
Tell me you don’t want to lick your screen right now. I know I do!!
And now on to the good stuff…..right now you can get 20% off your 1st order with Kettle & Fire by clicking the link and using the code “DONUT20” at checkout!! Go get yourself some, the promo only lasts a week!
Whole30: yes (omit cheese)
Paleo: yes (omit cheese)
*Disclaimer: this is a sponsored post by Kettle and Fire. All opinions and thoughts are my own.