I am a huge fan of French onion soup. I love making it homemade because it is so easy, plus I think mine tastes better than most bought ones. This week’s throwback recipe is one of my random creations, there might already be a recipe for this but I thought I was pretty dang smart for creating this.
One day, after a long day of snowboarding, I was craving French onion soup but I was starving and wanted more substance to it. I came up with this French-Philly hybrid sandwich. It was absolutely delicious, but super messy! You will definitely want napkins handy while eating this bad boy.
On a side note, I am leaving for South Africa today!! I am going to still try to post recipes that I made before I left, but they might not be as frequent. I am also going to have a few foodie friends post guest posts to help satisfy your cravings while I am gone. Also, keep an eye out for posts about my food adventures in Cape Town; I heard you can eat alligator there!
- 3 tbs butter
- 1 onion
- 4-6 tbs flour
- 1 (14 oz) can beef broth
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 1/4 cups water
- 8 oz sliced sandwich beef (cooked)
- 1 small loaf French bread
- 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
- Melt the butter in a medium sauce pan, then sauté onions on medium-low until soft (about 20 minutes).
- Once the onions are soft, add 2 tbsp flour to the onions and mix well.
- Add the beef broth, sugar, and water and bring the mixture to a boil. Let simmer for 45 minutes.
- Add the rest of the flour to the soup until broth has thickened into a sauce.
- Preheat the oven to 350F. Slice the bread in half and layer the beef onto the bread.
- Cover the beef with French onion soup mixture and top with cheese.
- Bake at 350F until cheese is melted (about 10 minutes).