Fabulous French Onion Soup
By :Chop Secrets
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Votes: 3
Rating: 5
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Course Soup
Cuisine French
Difficulty Easy
Duration 30-60 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook, Sauté
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings
4 servings
Ingredients
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 large yellow onion quartered and sliced onion “quarter moon” shaped slices
  • 4 smaller sweet onions quartered and sliced onion “quarter moon” shaped slices
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 cup brandy
  • 3/4 cup red wine
  • 4 cups beef broth warmed
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 slices thick french bread toasted (look for bread that is a big enough diameter to almost cover the opening of the crocks--or use croutons instead)
  • 4 slices Gruyere cheese or swiss
  • 4 slices provolone cheese
  • Paprika for garnish
Course Soup
Cuisine French
Difficulty Easy
Duration 30-60 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook, Sauté
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings
4 servings
Ingredients
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 large yellow onion quartered and sliced onion “quarter moon” shaped slices
  • 4 smaller sweet onions quartered and sliced onion “quarter moon” shaped slices
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 cup brandy
  • 3/4 cup red wine
  • 4 cups beef broth warmed
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 slices thick french bread toasted (look for bread that is a big enough diameter to almost cover the opening of the crocks--or use croutons instead)
  • 4 slices Gruyere cheese or swiss
  • 4 slices provolone cheese
  • Paprika for garnish
Votes: 3
Rating: 5
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Instructions
  1. Add butter and oil to the Instant Pot. Using the display panel select the SAUTÉ function.
  2. When butter is melted, add onion, brown sugar, thyme, garlic and bay leaf to the pot.
  3. Cook and stir for 10-15 minutes until onions have cooked down by half and have a pasta-like consistency.
  4. Add brandy to the pot and deglaze by using a wooden spoon to scrape any brown bits from the bottom of the pot.
  5. Continue to cook and stir until alcohol has cooked off, then add red wine and warmed broth to the pot and stir.
  6. Turn the pot off by selecting CANCEL , then secure the lid, making sure the vent is closed.
  7. Using the display panel select the MANUAL or PRESSURE COOK function*. Use the +/- keys and program the Instant Pot for 8 minutes.
  8. When the time is up, quick-release the remaining pressure. Remove and discard thyme stems and bay leaf. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Ladle the soup into crocks, place a slice of bread on each crock and a slice of cheese on each piece of bread. Sprinkle with paprika.
  10. Put crocks on a baking sheet lined with foil and set under the broiler until the top begins to bubble and brown, 5-7 minutes.
Recipe Notes

*The MANUAL and PRESSURE COOK buttons are interchangeable

6 replies
  1. Trader1998
    Trader1998 says:

    Great, easy, fast, wonderful flavor, amazing feel good homey food. Wonderful with whole grain bruscetta slices for the bread!

  2. Yummies
    Yummies says:

    Very easy yet so rich! Ive made French onion soup before but not in Instant pot and not with all the flavorful ingredients in this recipe! (I made it in my RV… Didn’t have brown sugar so substituted real make syrup and no Brandy but used 1/4 cup Bourbon)

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