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Slow-Cooker French Onion Soup
Slow-Cooker French Onion Soup Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

Oui, this is one of our all-time favorite soups. But we’ve never attempted to make it at home, mainly because we’d have to stand over the stove for hours to achieve that deep, caramelized onion broth. Enter slow-cooker French onion soup, which cooks for hours on its own—no stirring required. And the results? Ooh la la

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6 servings

4 tablespoons unsalted butter

3 sweet onions, thinly sliced

2 garlic cloves, minced

6 cups beef broth

¼ cup brandy

1 bay leaf

2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

⅓ baguette, sliced

1½ cups shredded Gruyère cheese

Chopped fresh chives, for serving

1. In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the onions and sauté until tender and beginning to soften, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to low and continue to cook until the onions are golden and caramelized, 15 to 20 minutes. Stir in the garlic.

2. Transfer the onion mixture to the bowl of a slow cooker and add the beef broth, brandy, bay leaf and thyme. Turn the slow cooker on low and cook until the soup has good flavor, 6½ to 7 hours.

3. Season the soup with salt and pepper. Preheat the broiler on your oven.

4. Ladle the soup into oven-safe bowls and place 2 slices of baguette on top of each. Mound ¼ cup of Gruyère on top of the baguette. Broil the soup until the cheese is melted and well-browned, 2 to 3 minutes. Serve immediately, garnished with chives.

338 calories

17g fat

26g carbs

16g protein

10g sugars

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