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Let me just start by saying: if you like French Onion Soup, you've got to try this Slow Cooker French Onion Soup . . . yummm! My husband has a favorite restaurant in Colarado Springs that makes some plain-old-fantastic French Onion Soup, and he even agreed that this was almost as good as theirs.
I saw the recipe a few weeks ago over on One Hundred Dollars A Month, and love that it's a simple to make but tried and true recipe straight from Betty Crocker I made a few adjustments to make what we had in our pantry work, but other than that we followed the recipe pretty closely and oh-my-goodness it was good! And, while serving this meatless meal will help you pinch a few extra pennies at the grocery store, I promise you'll be plenty stuffed when you finish this one . . . that cheesy gooeyness couldn't be one bit better.
Here are the coupons and deals you'll want to watch for to make this a great meal deal this week:
- Onions on sale $.99/lb. at Publix or 3/lb. bag $.79 at Aldi's
- Use $.50/1 Knorr coupon to save on Bouillon
Slow Cooker French Onion Soup
- 3 large bouillon cubes
- 7 1/2 cups water could also substitute with 4 14 1/2 cans ready to serve beef broth ~ omit bouilion cubes if you use the broth
- 1 packet Au Jus seasoning mix
- 3 large onions about 3 cups
- 3 tablespoons margarine or butter melted
- 3 tablespoons flour
- 1 tablespoon worcestershire
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 loaf French bread sliced 1" thick
- 3/4 cups mozzarella or Swiss cheese
- Put melted butter and onions in slow cooker. Stir so that onions are coated with margarine.
- Cover and cook on high for 30-35 minutes, until onions begin to slightly cook.
- Meanwhile, if using water and bouillion cubes, boil water in microwave and drop cubes into boiling water.
- Mix together flour, Worcestershire, sugar, and pepper.
- Pour broth, Au Jus Mix and Worcestershire mixture into crockpot. Cover and cook on low for 7-9 hours.
- Pour soup into oven-proof bowls (if you have them!) Place on baking sheet, and put a piece of sliced bread on top of soup.
- Cover with cheese, and broil in oven for 2-3 minutes, until cheese is bubbly
- Cool slightly (your bowls will be hot!), and enjoy..... yummmm!
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