Crock Pot French Onion Soup – Irish Style!

Hello out there!

Where did March go already? I’ve been busy being obsessed with my summer trip to Ireland with M! It’s a little ridiculous – we’ve got 3 books and I’ve gone a little nuts on planning. It’s the best part of travel, IMO. We’ve also made our way through all of Rick Steve’s 5 seasons on Hulu…yeah.

Since it’s been pretty cold in WI lately and I wanted to use some Irish food elements, I have a new vegetarian recipe to share with you – French Onion soup! It uses Dubliner cheese and Guinness, so how can it not be good?

Crock Pot French Onion Soup
Crock Pot French Onion Soup
Irish-style French onion soup. Basically, an excuse to eat French bread with melted Dubliner cheese.

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 6 hours, 0 minutes

Yield: 4

Ingredients:
  • 2-3 small onions, sliced thinly
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 6 cups of vegetable broth
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup Guinness beer
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh rosemary
  • French bread, sliced
  • 6 oz. Dubliner cheese, sliced
Instructions:
Prepare the onions (it's a tear-jerker). Place butter, onions, and garlic in Crock Pot and cook on high for 45 minutes. Then, add the rest of the ingredients (sans bread and cheese) and cook for 3-4 hours on high or 6-8 hours on low. Once the soup is near complete, preheat oven to make French bread. Bake the bread according to instructions. Then slice the bread, add cheese, and throw it back in the oven for a few minutes. Once the cheese starts bubbling, it's ready! Then serve over soup! (Don't forget to remove the bay leaf before serving the soup!)

 Review: I used 4 small onions and it felt like a little too much onion, but the broth is fantastic and so is the bread and cheese. If you use less onion, it will be amazeballs. Yes!

Recipe adapted from the Skinny Fork.

What do you think?