I love comfort food!
Flavors and ingredients that take us back to a really cozy and familiar feeling that just make us happy all day long. I've been wanting to try this recipe of onion soup for a while, but since the kids don't like it I had to wait for a day when the hubby would be at home so, he too, could enjoy this amazingly superb soup!
This really should be called "onion banquet" since it's so rich and full of flavor! When I cooked it I had nothing else prepared for us, because it is a truly hearty bowl of food and you really don't need anything else. The warm broth, the creamy and sugary onions and the cheesy bread on top are all you need to be satisfied for a long time, believe me!
I used the Bare Bones tomato and spice bone broth which gave the onion soup a body of nutrients and collagen that are a plus, when you're trying to get something more of your meals rather then flavor. Collagen and everything that bone broth contains is essential to our bodies and if we can help it by consuming more of it, so be it.
I've become a fan of bone broth and from now on there's no going back!
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1 - Melt the butter in a pan and add the onions, peeled and sliced in medium sized slices. I cooked this soup on the Instapot and for that step I used the ''sautee" function. Season the onions with salt, freshly ground pepper, onion powder and thyme. I cooked the onions until I could see some brown color on the bottom of the pot. That's some flavorful stuff!
2 - Add the Bare Bones bone broth, the water and the vegetable stock (in my case, I added turkey stock). Close the lid and set the Instapot on the "pressure cooking" mode for 20 minutes.
3 - When the cooking time comes to an end let the steam vent naturally but with the Instapot turned on. This will give your onion soup an extra boost of flavor, due to the extra cooking time.
4 - Preheat the oven at 400 F. Brush some baguette slices with olive oil, season with some garlic powder and cover with mozzarella cheese. Take these to the broiler for a couple of minutes, literally! Keep in mind that the broiler is super hot and an extra minute can get you extra burnt baguette!
5 - Serve the soup in a big bowl with the cheesy baguette slices.
It's a super easy soup to cook and it has just simple ingredients that we usually have around the house. Using the pressure cooker or Instapot will save you time and trouble and you can get a comfort meal with no effort at all with a very low cost.
Do you like onion soup? Let me know about it!