Apples add a hint of sweetness to this classic bistro special.
You Will Also Need:
3 Tbsp. oil
5 cups vegetable broth (40 oz.)
2 Tbsp. Worcestershire
1 large, sweet onion
1 large apple sliced
1/2 cup apple cider (or apple juice)
1 tsp. sugar, (optional)
(serving suggestion) Top with 8 oz shredded non-dairy Gruyere or Swiss cheese and 2 cups croutons.
Here’s What You Do:
Peel onion, cut into quarters, then cross cut quarters to form narrow semi-circle slices.
In a 4-quart pot, heat oil and sauté onion 10 minutes, or to caramelize onion, add 1 teaspoon sugar and continue to cook for 10 minutes until golden brown.
Stir in soup mix. Add Broth, apple cider, Worcestershire.
Bring to a boil and then reduce to simmer, cover, and cook for 40
Serve as is or may top each bowl with croutons and cheese.
We do not recommend using a slow cooker due to the short cooking time on the stovetop.
We do not recommend using a pressure cooker due to the short cooking time on the stovetop.
Start the French onion soup recipe as directed but add 1 to 2 pounds of beef stew meat and sauté with the onions. Add French onion soup mix and only 4 cups broth. Cover and simmer and low about 1.5 hours until meat is tender. Cut up 2 large potatoes and add for 30 additional minutes of cooking time and serve a healthy stew.
Cooking & Nutrition Tips
Remember these are soup-starter mixes, you can’t go wrong! Feel free to omit any of our recommended additions and/or add any of your favorites!
To boost vegetables, add 1 ½ cups chopped mushrooms and/or 1 cup chopped yellow squash in the final 10 minutes of cooking.
To reduce sodium: use a low-sodium broth, bone broth, or stock.
For added protein: add a can of your favorite bean (black, chickpea, navy, etc), chicken breast, or other plant-based protein option.
For added nutrition: look in your fridge/garden and add any vegetables you have on hand!