Sunday, April 14, 2013

French Onion Soup-Gluten/Dairy -free

                      French Onion Soup

                                                         Gluten/Dairy -Free


    • 3 tablespoons Earth Balance Natural Buttery Spread Soy -free
    • 6 large yellow or white onions, about 4 pounds, halved and cut  into 1/4 inch slices
    • 1  teaspoon salt 
    • 2-32 oz  Wolfgang Puck Beef Broth
    • 1/2 cup dry sherry 
    • 2-3 garlic cloves -minced 
    • 6 sprigs fresh thyme(From my herb garden)
    • 1 teaspoon of Herbes de Provence  
    • 1 bay leaf
    • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 1-2 slices of gluten free bread of choice  1/2 inch slices, toasted
    • 6 ounces  shredded Mozzarella Flavor Rice Shreds-Galaxy Nutritional Foods
    • 1-3 teaspoon of olive oil  
    • 1/3 cup of Worcestershire sauce



  1.  Cut onions into thin slices .
  2.  Place butter spread and olive oil into the pressure cooker.
  3.  Add minced garlic.
  4.  Add all the onions and saute until slightly browned.
  5. Add the fresh thyme. Remove from the stem.
  6.  Add the Worcestershire sauce.
  7.  Cover and cook for 30 minutes.                                                                                                     If you don't have a pressure cooker use a Dutch Oven and place in the oven covered for 1 hour.
  8.  After the 30 minutes of cooking the onions will be soft,brown in color and reduced in volume. Add the sherry for deglazing by scraping all the sides and bottom of the pot. Plus the sherry adds great flavor.
  9. Stir in broths, bay leaf, Herbes de Provence, salt & pepper.
  10. Continue to cook on high heat and bring to simmer.
  11. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 30 minutes.


To Serve

  1. Set oven setting to BROIL on high temp.
  2.  Fill the soup about 1 3/4 cups  into an oven safe soup crocks.
  3. Top each bowl with the  toasted gluten-free toast (croutons)
  4. Sprinkle the tops of the soup with the Mozzarella Flavor Rice Shreds.
  5. Broil until cheese is melted and bubbly around center & edges, 3 to 4 minutes.
  6. Let cool slightly and ENJOY!!!!!





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