Blog Banner

Simmered Onion Soup   
A Simple, Delicious Onion Soup
The secret to a superb onion soup: Saute the onions slowly until they take on a caramel color, and then let them slowly simmer until the onions almost melt into the rich broth. The long simmering brings out the natural sweetness of the onions. This soup makes a delicious weeknight dinner on a chilly winter night.

Adapted from the Cleveland Clinic Healthy Heart Lifestyle Guide and Cookbook
 
Yield: 8 servings
 
Ingredients:
½ cup extra-virgin olive oil (poured into a small bowl)
4 large yellow onions, thinly sliced into rings
2 teaspoons sugar
2 quarts fat-free, unsalted beef broth
1 cup dry red wine
Freshly ground pepper
Eight ½ -inch-thick slices 100% whole-wheat baguette
1 garlic clove, minced
¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
 
Instructions:
Lightly brush a Dutch oven with some of the olive oil. Place over medium heat and add the onions. Cook, stirring, until the onions are limp, about 4 minutes. Sprinkle with sugar and continue to cook until the onions are the color of caramel, 20 to 25 minutes. Be careful not to let the onions burn. Add the broth and wine, cover, and simmer for about 2 hours, stirring occasionally, until the onions are almost dissolved into the broth. Add pepper to taste.

Just before the soup is served, preheat the broiler. Place the bread slices on a baking sheet and lightly coat each slice with the remaining olive oil. Sprinkle the bread evenly with the garlic and cheese. Broil until the cheese is melted and golden brown.

Ladle the soup into heated soup bowls and float a cheese toast in the center of each bowl. Serve immediately.
 
Nutrition Facts Per Serving: 300 calories, 16 g total fat, 2.5 g saturated fat, 9 g protein, 32 g carbohydrate, 8 g dietary fiber, 8 g sugar, 0 mg cholesterol, 310 mg sodium
 
GO! Foods for You is not just another diet! It's about learning how to cook and eat for a longer and healthier life. Our guided, online program provides an eating assessment, weekly lessons and demos, customizable activities and daily encouragement. Learn more about GO! Foods for You
 
*Note: the photo displayed is representational only and does not show this exact recipe.
 

ADDED TO  Food- Recipes, Soup, Recipe- Soup  1245 days 16 hours 33 min ago
1  Comment  |  Trackback Url  |    Links to this post
Share:
Email
Print

Comments
Jennifer commented on Monday, January 19, 2015 11:17 PM
Yum Soup to try
Name *:

URL:

Email:

Comments:


CAPTCHA Image Validation




DAILY WELLNESS TIP
Music to our ears, heart and brain: From classical to funk, music works wonders on your health and well-being.read full tip
  
Wellness Experts
Our team of Cleveland Clinic Wellness experts is here to show you how the mind, body and food work together to help you live healthier, feel better and prevent or even reverse disease.

Meet Our Experts