Slow Cooker Showcase: French Onion Soup

by Mackenzie on January 12, 2012

Each Thursday during the Fall and Winter The Centsible Family will showcase a slow cooker (crock-pot) recipe that one of the Mavens of Money have tried and tasted. By sharing we hope you will be able to save a little time during the week as we all know saving time is just as valuable as saving money. And you will be able to enjoy a hot meal at the end of your day.

This week’s recipe is French Onion Soup by Charlotte at Stretching Your Budget that is sure to get your taste buds going!  Prep time should be about 25 minutes and will cook for 9.5 hours on low or 4.5 hours on high.

Ingredients:

Soup

  • 3 large onions, sliced (3 cups)
  • 3 tablespoons margarine or butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 cans (14 1/2 ounces each) ready-to-serve beef broth

Cheesy Broiled French Bread

  • 8 slices French bread, 1 inch thick
  • 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (3 ounces)
  • 2 tablespoons grated or shredded Parmesan cheese

Slow Cooker Showcase French Onion SoupDirections:

  1. Mix onions and margarine in 3 1/2- to 6-quart slow cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on high heat setting 30 to 35 minutes or until onions
    begin to slightly brown around edges.
  3. Mix flour, Worcestershire sauce, sugar and pepper. Stir flour
    mixture and broth into onions. Cover and cook on low heat setting 7 to
    9 hours (or high heat setting 3 to 4 hours) or until onions are very
    tender.
  4. Prepare Cheesy Broiled French Bread. Place 1 slice bread on top of
    each bowl of soup. Serve immediately.

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Want more recipes? Check out Crock Pot Cookbook: 440 Slow Cooker Recipes or Gooseberry Patch Slow Cooking Cooklet for more recipes.

Are you in need of a slow cooker or crock pot for this recipe? Amazon has Crock-Pot SCCPVL600S Cook’ N Carry 6-Quart Oval Manual Portable Slow Cooker, Stainless Steel or Cuisinart PSC-350 3-1/2-Quart Programmable Slow Cooker available with free shipping. In addition Walmart has Hamilton Beach Stay or Go 6-Quart Slow Cooker or Crock-Pot 6.5-Quart Countdown Slow Cooker with free shipping to store.





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Mackenzie is the mother of three beautiful little girls and the wife to a wonderful man who is a Navy Reservist living in New Hampshire. She enjoys bargain hunting, photography, and of course COFFEE! Above all, she enjoys family life and soaking up every moment. She shares her tips on parenting, saving money, green-living and more on her blog The Centsible Family.

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