Mom dumps 3 lbs of onions in slow cooker overnight, makes irresistible meal



3 pounds yellow onions, thinly sliced

2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

2 tablespoons olive oil

¼ cup balsamic vinegar

2 sprigs of fresh thyme

8 cups beef stock

1.5 cups shredded Gruyere cheese

Salt and pepper, to your liking

Optional: ⅓ cup of brandy

To serve: Crunchy bread slices

Steps to Savory Goodness:


Pour the onions into your slow cooker.

Drizzle in butter, olive oil, and season with salt and pepper.

Set to low and let it work its magic for 10-12 hours till the onions are golden.

Stir in the beef stock, balsamic vinegar, and thyme leaves.

Cook covered on low for another 6-8 hours. Season as needed, and feel free to add the brandy.

Get your oven ready at 350°F (180°C).

Spoon the soup into oven-proof bowls and place them on a baking sheet.

Crown each bowl with toasted bread and a sprinkle of Gruyere cheese.

Bake for 20-30 minutes till cheese melts. For an extra golden touch, broil for 2-3 minutes.

Once cooled a tad, dive into your comforting bowl of French Onion Soup! The beautiful union of caramelized onions, aromatic broth, and rich cheese guarantees a meal that hugs your soul and pleases your palate. Enjoy!

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