I wanted to make a recipe that called for French onion soup in a can. I had it on my shopping list and the store was out. I went looking on the web and found this recipe. Jenna made it and the house smelled WONDERFUL! We will make this again---as it is much cheaper than buying it. We did use the cheese powder since we had it.
1 small onion(about 1/2 cup chopped)
1 TB olive oil
1 TB Molasses
2 beef bullion cubes
3/4 cup boiling water
2 TB cornstarch
1/4 cup COLD water
Dissolve bullion cubes in boiling water
Add broth to onions
In a medium sauce pan heat oil and molasses over medium heat. Add onions and saute for 5-7 minutes until the onions are soft and sticky.
Dissolve cornstarch in cold water
Add to onion mixture
Season with salt and pepper to taste
Recommended 1 TB dried cheddar cheese powder if available! (this is an ingredient in the store version, but IMO it does not really make or break the soup, it does, however, give it a certain "something")
Bring it all to a boil and stir until thickened.