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Onion Soup

Rich, soft and silky onions in a cleansing and healing broth


  • 3 large onions

  • 3 cloves of garlic

  • 1 cup Windows Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

  • 1 heaped teaspoon powdered beef stock

  • 1 litre water

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or large knob of butter

  • salt and pepper

  • bunch thyme


  • 1.

    Chop the onions in half and thin slice thinly.

  • 2.

    Saute in oil or butter until translucent. Keep cooking until starting to turn brown (important to keep cooking gently until coloured)

  • 3.

    Add finely chopped garlic and saute for a futher minute, being careful not to

  • 4.

    burn garlic.

  • 5.

    At this stage you can add pepper to taste and the powdered beef stock. (i use Massel)

  • 6.

    Add the glass of red wine and bring to the add the water and bunch of thyme.

  • 7.

    Turn down the heat and gently simmer for 30 minutes. Taste and add more salt and pepper if necessary.

  • 8.

    You can even blend a little if your family doesn't like the sliced onions.


This soup is fabulous if you feel like you are coming down with a cold. If this is the case in our family i alway's add heaps more garlic....This Onion soup seems to stop a cold in it's tracks!
If you need a cleansing or detox, omit the red wine and enjoy the cleansing benefits of onion and garlic...If you just want a delicious onion soup that will please the whole family, why not add some cheese on toast?. It's really good dipped in or floating on top like a traditional french onion soup. Enjoy...

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Posted by Kylie34Report
Hi, just a question really :) Does taking out the wine make a huge difference in taste? Thanks!