Onion Soup

  • Photo and Recipe courtesy of <a href='http://www.eatwisconsincheese.com/' target='_blank'>Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.</a>
  • Yield: 4 servings

    Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 5 cups onions, sliced
  • 3/4 tsp. salt, divided
  • 2 cans (14 oz. each) beef broth
  • 1/4 c. dry red wine (or water)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 slices 3/4&quot; French bread, toasted
  • 1/2 c. Asiago cheese, finely shredded
  • 1 c. mozzarella cheese, finely shredded
  • 3/4 tsp. dried thyme

    Directions

  • Heat butter in Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onions and 1/2 teaspoon salt; stir to coat with butter. Cook over medium-low heat about 35 minutes until onions are golden brown, stirring often.
  • Add broth, red wine and bay leaf. Simmer gently for 15 minutes. Remove bay leaf. Add remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and the pepper. Ladle equally into four 1-1/2-cup ovenproof bowls. Add a slice of toast to each; push down to saturate with broth.
  • Mix cheeses and thyme. Completely cover bread and soup with cheese mixture, dividing equally. Place on baking sheet. Bake at 425&deg; F about 10 minutes, until cheeses melt and turn lightly brown. Serve immediately.