French Onion Soup
Caramelized onions, hearty Beef Stock, and broiled cheese combine to make a deeplysavory soup that is perfect as the first course of a dinner party.
Servings Prep Time
8servings 10minutes
Cook Time
80minutes
Servings Prep Time
8servings 10minutes
Cook Time
80minutes
Ingredients
  • 6tbsp salted butterdivided
  • 3lbs sweet onionspeeled and sliced
  • 1tbsp light brown sugar
  • 1/4cup white wine
  • 2 garlic clovespeeled and smashed
  • 1tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2tsp ground black pepper
  • 4cups beef stock
  • 4cups beef broth
  • 8 slices French baguette1 inch thick
  • 1 cup grated Gruyère cheese
Instructions
  1. Press the Sauté button on the Instant Pot® and melt 3 tablespoons butter. Add onions and brown sugar. Cook until onions are just tender, about 5 minutes. Press the Cancel button. Close lid, set steam release to Sealing, press the Manual button, and adjust time to 15 minutes. When the timer beeps, quick-release the pressure and press the Cancel
  2. Drain off the excess liquid from pot. Return pot to machine and press the Sauté button. Add remaining butter, and cook, stirring frequently, until onions are caramelized and brown, about 15–20 minutes.
  3. Add wine to pot and scrape up any browned bits from pot. Press the Cancel button. Add garlic, vinegar, bay leaf, thyme, pepper, stock, and broth to pot. Close lid, set steam release to Sealing, press the Manual button, and set time to 20 minutes. When the timer beeps, let pressure release naturally, about 20 minutes. Press the Cancel button, open lid, and stir well. Remove and discard bay leaf.
  4. Press the Sauté button and simmer soup for 10 minutes, stirring often, to thicken. While soup simmers, heat oven broiler.
  5. Divide soup into heatproof soup bowls. Place a slice of bread on each bowl, then divide cheese over bowls. Broil for 3–5 minutes, or until cheese is bubbling and brown. Serve hot.
Recipe Notes

PER SERVING
CALORIES: 277
FAT: 11g
PROTEIN: 11g
SODIUM: 394mgFIBER: 3g
CARBOHYDRATES: 33g
SUGAR: 10g

*Manual and Pressure Cook buttons are interchangeable