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French onion soup in your slow cooker

A recipe for French onion soup cooked in the slow cooker...

★★★★★ Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars. 5 Ratings
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  • Recipe:

    Recipe provided courtesy of Crock-Pot

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Serves 4


Total time
5 Hrs 15 Mins
Preparation time
15 Mins
Cooking time
5 Hrs
  • 4 tbsp olive oil

  • 6 onions (medium), sliced

  • 1 tbsp caster sugar

  • garlic (3x cloves), crushed

  • 200ml dry white wine

  • 600ml beef stock (or chicken, boiling)

  • 2 tbsp Worcester sauce

  • 4 baguettes slices

  • 100g edam (or gruyere)

  • 12 tbsp brandy (optional)

  • salt (to taste)

  • black pepper (freshly ground, to taste)

  1. Place the onions, oil, sugar, garlic into the stoneware and heat gently on the hob

  2. Once sizzling, stir well and cook for 10 minutes to soften slightly, then add the wine and warm through

  3. Place into the heating base, setting on low

  4. Pour in the boiling stock, Worcester sauce, salt and pepper and mix well

  5. Place the lid on and cook for 4-5 hours

  6. Meanwhile toast the bread on both sides, then pile on grated cheese, grill until melted and golden - this is your cheese crouton

  7. To serve stir the brandy into the soup then ladle into hot bowls and top with the cheese crouton

  8. Sprinkle with chopped parsley

You will need

Slow cooker - A must-have for completing this tasty recipe, this one from Crock-Pot comes in many sizes, is easy to use, clean AND is very affordable. Find it at Amazon .

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Cooking time: 4-5 hours on Low or 2-3 hours on High


★★★★★ Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars. 5 Ratings
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  • Guest

    ★★★★★ Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

    I don't use my slow cooker enough - this is utterly delicious and cheap too.

    Reviewed on 25/10/15

  • Guest

    ★★★★★ Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

    Loved this so easy to make and just delicious.

    Reviewed on 24/10/15

  • Robyn C(12)

    ★★★★★ Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

    Just like my mums but so much easier. A firm favourite.

    Reviewed on 29/09/15

  • Robyn C(12)

    ★★★★★ Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

    Really enjoyed it, will definately be printing for the recipe file.

    Reviewed on 15/03/15

  • Guest

    ★★★★☆ Rated 4 out of 5 stars.

    a good recipe, I find it turns out better on the hob than in the slow cooker though.

    Reviewed on 02/02/15

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