Double Delectable TroublePublished on February 11, 2016


  • Photo by: Mark Holleron

  • Photo by: Mark Holleron

Take two old family favourites from good to great by combining them. French onion soup and grilled cheese together make one decadently delicious meal.


Serves: 4
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20-25minutes
Broil time: 1-2 minutes

3 tbsp (45 mL) butter
4 medium cooking onions
1 tsp (5 mL) dried thyme
1 tbsp (15 mL) maple syrup
3 tbsp (45 mL) flour
Salt & pepper, to taste
6 cups (1.5 L) beef broth

4 slices sandwich bread
2/3 cup (160 mL) shredded cheese     (Jarlsberg, Swiss or Emmental)
4 slices cooked bacon

1 cup (250 mL) shredded cheese
(Swiss, Jarlsberg or Emmental)

In large saucepan, over medium-high heat, melt butter; sauté onions and thyme for 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium and cover; cook for 10 minutes stirring occasionally. Add maple syrup and stir; season with salt & pepper.
Stir in flour absorbing the butter and liquid. Whisk in broth, increase heat to high, stirring constantly. Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes or until thickened.

Meanwhile, place 1/3 cup (80 mL) shredded cheese on slice of bread, top with 2 pieces bacon and a slice of bread; repeat.
In sauté pan, cook sandwiches over medium heat until golden brown on both sides and cheese is melted; approximately 3 minutes per side.
Slice each grilled cheese into 8 squares; set aside until ready to assemble.

Preheat broiler to high.

Place oven-proof bowls on baking tray; ladle boiling hot soup into bowls, top each bowl with 4 grilled cheese squares then 1/4 cup (50 mL) shredded cheese; place tray on middle shelf of oven and broil 1 minute or until cheese is melted and bubbling.
Carefully place bowls onto napkin-lined plates and serve with soupspoon!

Korey’s Tips
Add crumbled blue cheese & bacon before broiling.

Korey Kealey

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