Beefy French Onion Soup

Sep 21, 2007 by TheLizard | 0 Comments| Share it:   

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  • Prep: ~30 mins.
  • Cook: 3+ hrs.
  • Serves: 3

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4 Carrots
1 Head Garlic, chopped in half
4 Stalks of Celery
3 Bay Leaves
1 TB Black Peppercorns
1 Onion, quartered
3 springs fresh thyme
4 back ribs
2 oxtails
Water to cover

2 quarts beef stock
About 1.5 cups reserved beef, shredded
1/2 cups dry white wine
3 TB brandy
1 TB fresh thyme
2 sweet onions
3 shallots
1 white onion
Gruyere Cheese, shredded
Baguette, sliced

Step 1

In a pressure cooker over medium-high heat, brown the back ribs and oxtail and reserve.


Step 2

Add the meat back into the pressure cooker along with the vegetables and herbs.


Step 3

Cover with water, bring to a boil and lid the cooker. Cook 6-8 hours.


Step 4

Once completed, steam off the pressure, pull out the meat and reserve.


Step 5

Strain and refrigerate the stock.


Step 6

Once the meat is at a manageable temperature using your hands remove the bits of meat from the fat and shred. It should be extremely tender and pull away from the fat effortlessly.


Step 7

Once the stock's temperature has come down, you'll notice a lot of fat has congealed on top. Remove and discard this.


Step 8

Caramelize the onions and shallots.


Step 9

Add the stock, thyme, shredded beef and white wine, and simmer ~30 minutes on low heat.


Step 10

5 minutes prior to serving the Beefy French Onion Soup, add the brandy.


Step 11

Top the sliced baguette with the gruyere cheese and broil until melted. To plate the Beefy French Onion Soup, ladle the soup into a bowl and top with 2-3 gruyere toasts. Servers about 6 as part of a meal or 3 as a meal itself.

Now that you have learned how to make beefy french onion soup, please be sure to view these other soup recipes. Also, you will love these French recipes.


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