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easy French onion soup with beef broth
5 from 2 votes

French Onion Soup with Beef Broth

Course Soup
Cuisine French
Keyword gluten free, healthy
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Servings 16 cups
Calories 161.26 kcal
Author Madalaine


  • 16 cups beef broth
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 pounds onions sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1/4 cup dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup syrup
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 cup dry sherry


  1. In a large soup pot, add olive oil, butter and garlic. Simmer until garlic is soft but not brown.

  2. Add the rest of the ingredients (except for the broth) to the pot. Increase the heat to medium high.

  3. Mix all the ingredients together until well combined. Slowly cook until the onions are very soft and a deep caramel golden brown.

  4. Deglaze the pot with the sherry and let simmer for 10 minutes.

  5. Add the beef broth or stock and cook on low for 2 hours.

To Server

  1. Ladle soup into bowls.

  2. Top with croutons or french bread. Cover with provolone and parmesan cheeses. Broil in oven until cheese has melted.

  3. Top with fresh minced garlic and parsley.

Nutrition Facts
French Onion Soup with Beef Broth
Amount Per Serving
Calories 161.26 Calories from Fat 69
% Daily Value*
Fat 7.68g12%
Saturated Fat 3.37g21%
Cholesterol 11.29mg4%
Sodium 1279.27mg56%
Potassium 321.02mg9%
Carbohydrates 17.67g6%
Fiber 1.75g7%
Sugar 11.67g13%
Protein 4.04g8%
Vitamin A 176.16IU4%
Vitamin C 8.55mg10%
Calcium 52.49mg5%
Iron 1.11mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.