The first time I made this soup I was surprised at how rich it tasted. Onion soup, not from a mix, is made simply with few ingredients. It is well liked by everyone and because it’s made with inexpensive ingredients, it’s easy on the budget as well. I hadn’t thought to make onion soup until I had a Costco-sized bag of onions, a bunch of chicken stock, and a snowy day at home, but now we make it regularly.
It’s easy, all I do is chop up two or three onions, caramelize in coconut oil, add about a quart of chicken stock, the same amount of water, and sea salt to taste.
Chopped onions. I keep a few in the fridge because then they don’t make me cry as I cut them. And I’m using a bread knife here. No cooking secret there- I was running low on clean knives.
Melted about a tablespoon of coconut oil in the bottom of the pan (I love this little pan, a 1 quart calphalon that I got for our wedding) and added the onions, covering and stirring every once in a while. Medium heat.
After about 45 minutes I added broth and sea salt, cooked til boiling.
Added some green beans too, since I had some in my freezer. Blended with my immersion blender (just a cheap one from Target) for the kids- they drink theirs out of sippy cups (they love soup).
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