Sweet-Onion and Garlic Soup

sweet-onion and garlic soup
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  • 4Servings


  • 3 tablespoons butter, plus more for spreading
  • 1 sweet onion, chopped (2 cups)
  • 1 head garlic (about 20 cloves), peeled and quartered
  • 1 32 ounce container beef broth
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1 baguette, sliced into rounds
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese


Preheat the broiler. In a stockpot or Dutch oven, melt 3 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook until softened, about 10 minutes. Add the beef broth and thyme, bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Toast the baguette under the broiler until lightly browned; remove and spread with butter.

Remove the soup from the heat, add the vinegar and season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve with the Parmesan and the toast.