French Onion and Beef Soup Recipe

This has been described as "better than any restaurant-style French onion soup I ever had."
  • Ready in: 10 hours, 15 minutes
  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Chill/Cook time: 10 hours
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  • Servings: 8

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  • 7 small onions, thinly sliced (about 7 cups)
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1½ pounds beef stew meat
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 (10.5 oune) cans condensed beef broth
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 8-10 slices French bread, about ½-inch thick
  • 2 cups shredded Swiss cheese

cooking methods

  • Broil
  • Slow Cooker


Combine first 3 ingredients in a large greased slow cooker. Add beef; season with Rustic Herb Seasoning and pepper. Cover; cook on low 9-10 hours or until onions are dark brown. Stir in broth and apple juice. Cover; cook 10 additional minutes or until hot. Ladle soup into individual ovenproof bowls or ramekins. Top each with 1 slice of bread and ¼ cup cheese. Broil until cheese is bubbly and golden brown.

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy, Delicious Crockpot Soup! Very Easy to put together. I put in slow cooker on high for half the time. Worked just as well. Delicious, Flavorful Soup!
Date published: 2017-12-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW...excellent! I was a little unsure how this was going to turn out because I am a HUGE fan of French Onion soup and was afraid it wasn't going to taste the same from what I am used to. It tasted BETTER! I never thought of adding Stew Beef, but that was what I liked the most.. even the kids liked it, too! Super easy to make and the flavor was fantastic!
Date published: 2015-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than restaurant, indeed! Easy to make, delicious to eat! My husband made a comment that it was better than restaurant recipes, and I laughed, remembering that that was already noted online...! It is true!
Date published: 2014-10-12
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