Discover this delicious recipe for Onion Soup with beer as a delightful lunch or starter. The beer gives a silky, sweet taste with a slightly bitter flavor to this soup. And that combines wonderfully with the onions. This is a recipe that I often make and that dinner guests always love!
Onion Soup with Beer
Today, a delicious recipe with beer. After all, it is still October, mainly known here among our German neighbors as the Oktober Bierfeste, a phenomenon also spreading here in the Netherlands.
Now, I must admit that I am not one of the biggest fans of drinking beer, but when it comes to cooking with beer, I am sold. Cooking with beer can give a specific taste or lightness to a dish, making it a good addition like this onion soup with beer. The beer gives this soup a soft, sweet taste and slightly bitter flavor. A surprising harmony of flavors.
French Onion Soup made with Beer.
You make this quick recipe, of course, with onions that you caramelize, making them taste deliciously sweet. I use three types of onion, a shallot, a red onion, and a yellow onion, for a deeper flavor. The beer, garlic, and stock give a lot of flavor and a slightly bitter taste.
And then, of course, topping the baguette slices with grated cheese that you let gratinate under the grill. It is not without reason that this is common with French onion soup. The bread absorbs the soup, making it nice and soft, and the cheese mixes with the soup.
For me, it is one of the parts that make a good onion soup irresistibly tasty and will therefore not be missing (I even prepare some extra under the grill so that I can dip afterward 😉 ).
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Easy French Onion Soup with Beer
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 red onion sliced into rings
- 1 shallot sliced into rings
- 1 yellow onion sliced into rings
- 1 clove garlic crushed and sliced thin
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 3 cups vegetable stock
- 1 cup beer
- 1 baguette cut in slices
- 1 cup grated cheese Gouda, Cheddar or Gruyère
- Fresh Parsley chopped
Ingredients you need per step are listed below the step in Italic
- Melt the butter over medium heat.2 tablespoons butter
- Fry the onions until translucent in 5 minutes.1 red onion, 1 shallot, 1 yellow onion
- Add the garlic and fry for 30 seconds.1 clove garlic
- Put the flour into the pan, and while stirring with a wooden spoon, fry for another two minutes.2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- Pour the broth and beer with the onion mixture, while stirring with a whisk, and bring to a boil.3 cups vegetable stock, 1 cup beer
- Let simmer for 20 minutes.
- Turn on the oven grill.
- Ladle the soup into the oven-proof soup bowl and place slices of bread into the soup.1 baguette
- Sprinkle the bread with grated cheese and let the cheese melt under the grill.1 cup grated cheese
- Top with parsley and serve immediately.Fresh Parsley
This beer and onion soup keeps well without bread.
- Refrigerator: Cool the soup quickly and store it covered in the fridge for up to 2 days.
- Freezer: Cool the soup quickly and store it in a freezer container in the freezer for up to three months. Ensure you leave half an inch (cm) of the top free when pouring into the freezer box. The soup will expand in the freezer. Let the soup thaw in the freezer.
- Reheat: Heat the soup over low heat until hot over medium heat. Place the soup in a soup bowl and top with slices of baguette and grated cheese. Melt under the grill and serve the onion soup with beer immediately!