How to Make French Onion Soup

by Ally K

My brother in law shared this recipe with me before he passed away. John's Onion Soup


  • 8 medium yellow onions sliced thin
  • 2 Teaspoons Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Flour
  • 6 Cans of beef broth (not condensed)
  • ¼ Cups Butter
  • ½ Cups Dry Sherry
  • 3-5 beef ribs
  • 1-2 sticks of celery
  • 1-2 carrots
  • Toasted Italian bread slices
  • Sliced mozzarella or Gruyere cheese
  • Paprika (Optional)
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Gather all supplies

    Step 2

    Place ribs, celery and carrots on a cookie sheet and roast in 425 degree oven for 15-20 mins. Once cooked, place off to the side.

    Step 3

    Put your goggles on and start peeling your onions.

    Step 4

    Luckily I have food processor to slice the onions. Saves a lot of time and tears.

    Step 5

    Melt 1/4c butter on a medium-high heat in a Dutch next, add all of the onions. Cook covered for about 20 mins.

    Step 6

    After cooking for 20 mins remove cover add 2tsp of sugar. Leave uncovered and stir frequently until onions have caramelized. This may take about 90 mins or more.

    Step 7

    Getting there

    Step 8

    Almost done with caramelizing the onions. Add 1/4-1/2c of dry sherry. Continue to cook. Once completely done add flour to onions and stir for a few mins.

    Step 9

    Get liquids ready!

    Step 10


    Step 11

    Time to add to the soup....

    Step 12

    Place all veggies and ribs into soup.

    Step 13

    Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat.

    Step 14

    I let the soup simmer for an hour or so. Remove ribs, celery, and carrots and serve!

    Step 15

    Slice cheese...used mozzarella today however Gruyere is delicious too!

    Step 16

    Get soup crocks ready

    Step 17

    Place slices of toast in crocks

    Step 18

    Add soup to edge of bowl. Place slices of cheese on top of crocks.

    Step 19

    Sprinkle some paprika on cheese (Optional). Then place in oven on broil to melt cheese. Keep a very close eye on soup so you don't burn the cheese.

    Step 20

    Remove and enjoy!!!!