French Onion Soup XI


After trying several different recipes I came up with my own that is probably the best onion soup my friends have ever had -- so they tell me.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
55 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
6 servings


  • cup butter

  • 10 onions, peeled and thinly sliced

  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed

  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle beer

  • 1 quart beef broth

  • ½ teaspoon dry mustard

  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 6 slices French bread, toasted

  • 3 cups shredded Gruyere cheese


  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Stir and cook onions in butter until golden brown, 15 minutes.

  2. Stir in the garlic and cook 1 minute. Pour in the beer and beef broth and season with mustard, thyme, black pepper and the bay leaf. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, cover and simmer 30 minutes.

  3. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

  4. Remove bay leaf from soup and ladle soup into a large casserole or individual ovenproof bowls, leaving about 1 inch of room at the top of the dish or dishes. Float slices of toasted bread on the soup and pile generously with Gruyere.

  5. Bake in preheated oven 10 minutes, until cheese is lightly browned and bubbly.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

507 Calories
29g Fat
36g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 507
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g 37%
Saturated Fat 17g 86%
Cholesterol 87mg 29%
Sodium 946mg 41%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 10mg 50%
Calcium 620mg 48%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 493mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.