There are two soups in this world I like (I know, weird, shaddup): broccoli & cheese and French onion. I would argue that broccoli &
cheese isn’t really soup, but whatever. French onion has grown on me over the years, but I haven’t been able to eat it in a long time because it’s always made with beef broth. So, I made one myself.
4 cans vegetable broth (yeah, yeah get beef if you need)
5 large yellow onions, sliced
3 cloves garlic
4 Tsp. sugar
3 Tb. vegetable oil
Loaf of French bread, sliced
2 c. white cheddar cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
Heat the oil in a large pot on medium heat. Add sliced onions and simmer for about 10 minutes, until onions are tender but not browned. Add the sugar, salt, and pepper and cook an additional 15 minutes. Add garlic and broth and bring to a boil. As soon you get a boil, lower the heat to medium-low and simmer for an additional 15 minutes. While the soup simmers turn the broiler on your oven, slice the bread, grate the cheese.
When the soup is done pour it into oven-friendly bowls (I finally had an excuse to use the sub-par pottery I made in college) and top with a little bit of cheese, bread, and more cheese. I would suggest placing the bowls on a sturdy baking sheet and using that to transfer into the oven. Broil for three minutes or until the cheese begins to brown. Be careful removing from the oven and enjoy when cooled a little bit!