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French Onion Soup

This is a great soup to get your bone broth in. It also freezes and packs well for lunches.
Prep Time2 hrs
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time2 hrs 15 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: french onion soup, french onion soup recipe, homemade french onion soup
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Renee - www.raisinggenerationnourished.com


  • 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.