That is a pretty bold statement to say for someone that uses soup in her kitchen as much as I do!
Anytime I see it on a menu at a restaurant it is the first thing I order. I have really worked hard to make this taste exactly like some of the best restaurants I have been to, and it really is that good.
- 5 medium onions, sliced thin
- ¼ cup friendly fat to cook in (butter, coconut oil, tallow, lard)
- 4-5 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 quarts beef bone broth (preferably homemade for more nourishment! See Tips section on how to make your own in a slow cooker – super simple!)
- 1 ½ cups red wine (I’m not a picky on brands, but don’t cook with anything you wouldn’t drink out of a glass I also try sticking to organic to avoid the pesticides.)
- Sea salt/pepper to taste
- Melt the friendly fat in a large soup pot, and add the onions with a few big pinches of sea salt, and cook on low to medium/low for about 2- 2 ½ hours, stirring occasionally. (I typically pass by the stove every 15-20 minutes and give it a quick stir).
- Add the garlic, raise the heat up a little bit, and cook for a minute or two.
- Add bone broth and wine and bring to a boil.
- Reduce to a simmer for 5-10 minutes.
- Top with freshly grated raw cheese or sour cream. If you are dairy free you could try goat cheese.
- Here is how to make your own delicious beef bone broth! There is just nothing like homemade, and it is one of the reasons this soup is so amazing!
- Pack it up in the school thermos or work travel crockpot for lunch! This may seem like an adult soup, but my girls inhale this one, usually asking for seconds. Baby Caitlyn (1 year old) just had her first taste a month ago and just loved it! Get a big hunk of raw cheese on there! Who doesn’t love goopy cheese on anything?!
- The alcohol in the wine does cook off so I don’t mind serving this to my kids, but if you are concerned, or can’t to fermented products just add another cup or 2 of beef bone broth. I love the richness the wine brings, but a good bone broth will do the same.
- I love these freezer storage containers. I typically double batch this recipe for putting away in my freezer. It makes it easy to pull out when I’m not feeling well and need something to sip on, and also makes it easier for lunch packing!