A wonderful hearty soup topped with a crunchy seasoned crouton with melted mozzarella cheese. Great for a chilly fall or winter day.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
2 hrs 10 mins
total:
2 hrs 40 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place beef ribs in a large stock pot over medium heat. Brown on all sides. Cover with water and bring to a boil, then cover, reduce heat and simmer 1 hour.

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  • Remove meat and bones to a cutting board to cool. Introduce onions, beef broth and salt to the rib water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer 1 hour.

  • When the bones are cool enough to handle, remove the meat with a knife. Finely chop the meat and add to the soup.

  • After an hour of simmering, season the soup with the liquid seasoning and salt and pepper to taste. Simmer 30 minutes more.

  • Preheat oven broiler.

  • Cut French bread in slices that will fit in your serving bowls. Place slices on a baking sheet and brush with melted butter. Sprinkle with garlic powder and paprika. Place under preheated broiler until browned, 2 to 10 minutes.

  • Ladle soup into 6 ovenproof serving bowls. Lay one crouton over each serving. Top with mozzarella. Place bowls on a sturdy baking sheet and place under broiler to melt cheese, 1 minutes. Serve at once.

Nutrition Facts

442 calories; protein 36.6g 73% DV; carbohydrates 24.1g 8% DV; fat 21.7g 33% DV; cholesterol 95.6mg 32% DV; sodium 1559.9mg 62% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (4)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/26/2003
Wow! Beef ribs make such a difference. I highly recommend you try this recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
07/18/2006
This does not have the depth of flavor that true onion soup should have. Without slowly browing the onions it just taste like weak beef broth with a nasty onion taste. Also classic French Onion soup does not have beef in. Sorry I will try again for a better soup. Read More
(14)
6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 1 stars
07/17/2006
This does not have the depth of flavor that true onion soup should have. Without slowly browing the onions it just taste like weak beef broth with a nasty onion taste. Also classic French Onion soup does not have beef in. Sorry I will try again for a better soup. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
Just outstanding and worth the effort! Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
03/26/2003
Wow! Beef ribs make such a difference. I highly recommend you try this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2018
Tasty soup! I used all white onions instead of red onions and it turned out great. Will make again. Read More
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