Brown Ale French Onion Soup

Brown Ale French Onion Soup

Brown Ale French Onion Soup

December 23, 2014 -

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A comforting favorite, this french onion soup is topped with garlicky croutons, melty gruyere and fontina cheese and made with beer!

I’m pretty sure this brown ale french onion soup has been a long time a-coming. I’ve been wanting to post a french onion soup for a long time, and of course, I needed to put my own little spin on it. Adding a brown ale into the mix is the perfect ingredient to set it apart from the rest. French onion soup is normally made with some kind of alcohol: wine, cognac, brandy, etc…so why not beer? This french onion soup is everything you crave in an everyday comfort food. Caramelized onions in a beefy, sultry broth is topped with garlicky french bread croutons and a melty mixture of gruyere and fontina cheeses.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups cubed french bread
  • non-stick canola oil spray
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 3-4 large onions, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 3/4 cup brown ale beer
  • 3 cups beef stock or broth
  • 1 cup vegetable stock
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • black pepper
  • 6 slices gruyere cheese
  • 6 slices fontina cheese
Read the whole recipe on Cooking and Beer