French Onion Soup

Who doesn’t love a good, healthy French onion soup? Let us know how you like this recipe!


Makes 6 servings

4 pounds onions, sliced
4 cloves garlic, sliced
2 tablespoons butter
2 bay leaves
1 tablespoon vinegar (any type, optional)
3 teaspoons salt
8 cups water (substitute with beef or chicken stock)
1 ½ cups cheddar, grated
Pepper to taste

Melt butter in a large pot on medium heat. Add onions, garlic, and bay leaves. Cover the pot for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, pour in vinegar and cover with lid and leave on the heat for about 1 hour, stirring every 20 minutes. If the onions stick to the pot, add a splash of water to unstick them. Once the onions are very dark and a quarter of the original volume, add 8 cups of water and the salt and pepper. Let soup simmer for another hour with the lid on. Sprinkle with cheddar upon serving.

*from Eat Well on $4/day Good and Cheap by Leanne Brown