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Stout French Onion Soup

Stout French Onion Soup

This soup is SO GOOD, you can eat it for a meal. It’s super easy to make, and uses stuff you probably already have at home. Well, maybe not Gruyère cheese, but you could probably substitute mozzarella and/or Parmesan. If you change up the cheese when you make it, share what you think of it!

Yield: 4 servings


  • 6 tbs butter
  • 2 lb sweet white onion, sliced into ¼ inch rings
  • 1 tbs brown sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups stout, divided
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • ½ tsp fresh cracker black pepper
  • 4 slices French bread, toasted
  • 8 ounces shredded or sliced Gruyère cheese (about 2 1/2 cups)


  • In a large pot over medium high heat melt the butter. Add the onions, brown sugar and salt, allow to simmer over low to medium heat, stirring occasionally, until onions are a dark golden brown, at least 30 minutes and up to one hour (the longer onions cook the more flavor develops).
  • Add ½ cup stout beer, simmer until the beer is reduced and the pan is almost dry.
  • Add the remaining beer, beef stock and black pepper. Simmer for ten minutes.
  • Pre-heat the broiler of your oven.
  • Ladle soup into bowls, top with slices of French bread toast and then cheese. Broil until the cheese has melted.

Thanks to the Beeroness for this recipe.


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