4 medium sweet onions, thinly sliced
3 garlic cloves, minced
4 Tablespoons of butter
2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar (I used my favorite Fustinis!)
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
3 Tablespoons flour
8 ounces of white grape juice
64 ounces of low-sodium beef stock
2 Tablespoons fresh thyme
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
Swiss cheese, sliced (or other mild, but slightly salty cheese)
Set your crock pot on high, then add onions, garlic, brown sugar, butter, salt and balsamic and mix until combined. Cover and let cook for 60 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onions are a bit caramely and brown on the edges. Add in flour, then stir thoroughly and let sit for 5 minutes. Add in beer, beef stock, thyme, and pepper, then turn heat down to low, cover and cook for 6-8 hours.
Before serving, cut french bread or baguette into slices. Fill soup bowls to the top, then cover with slice of bread and a slice of cheese. Set under the broiler for 2-3 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly and golden brown. Be careful when serving as bowls will be hot!
Enjoy! Acts 26:18
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This recipe and blog post by Tisha Johnson Matthews, of Sweet Basil Farm & Gardens. Recipe adapted from a Chiquita Bananas recipe. Photo courtesy of The Galley Gourmet. Special thanks to J. David Matthews, of Barnesville, Georgia for support and patience with all that I try and test.