Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Condensed French Onion Soup Substitute

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.
Condensed French Onion Soup Substitute

1 small onion(about 1/2 cup chopped)
1 TB olive oil
1 TB Molasses

2 beef boullion cubes
3/4 cup boiling water

2 TB cornstarch
1/4 cup COLD water

Dissolve bouillon  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.

1 comment:

  1. I needed a french onion soup substitute for Salisbury steak. I had everything but the beef bullion cubes, which I substituted for chicken stock. It didn't come out as rich as I wanted it, but it was a great substitute for my Salisbury steak recipe. I just ended up spicing it up more with Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, salt, Mrs. Dash, Soy sauce, and chili powder. Came out perfect!