The holidays are dying down, and likely so are your energy levels! All of that “cheer” can take it out of a person, so if you’re on the hunt for simple meals that will help you take a load off, you’ve come to the right place.
This easy crockpot recipe for French onion soup comes from the blog Damn Delicious and will be your lifesaver as you wind down from the holiday season.
The recipe calls for little more than onions, butter, brown sugar, and beef stock to make the hearty, flavorful soup, as well as a baguette and plenty of cheese for topping off this meal.
It does require eight to 10 hours of cook time, but thankfully, the process is pretty hands-off, considering everything can be dumped into a crockpot and left to simmer.
You may be tasked with the occasional stir to keep things from burning, and towards the end of the cooking time, you’ll need to toast the baguette slices before serving. All in all, though, this requires minimal effort to yield a dinner that will be absolutely amazing.
Well worth the 10 hour wait? You better believe it!
The blog Spend With Pennies has a similar recipe, which suggests six to eight hours in the crockpot.
Of course, if you’re really in a hurry to eat, you can always skip the slowcooker method altogether, and make this French onion chicken recipe for all of the French onion flavor but with less wait-time. This recipe from the blog Creme de la Crumb does require a little more work on your end, but it’s worth it for a quick and yummy meal. And when it’s all said and done, this is what will be waiting for you on your plate:
Not a bad deal, huh?
So, whether you let this meal cook slowly with little involvement, or you decide to roll up your sleeve and get back in the kitchen, these French onion recipes are just what you need to get you through the winter season.