French Onion Soup

*5 Ing. or Fewer *Gluten-Free–Optional
Makes 6–8 servings
Prep. Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 7–8 hours Ideal slow-cooker size: 5-qt.
Needed at Time of Preparation:
3–4 large sweet yellow onions, sliced thinly
½ tsp. pepper
1 bay leaf
7 cups beef stock *choose a gluten-free stock to keep this recipe gluten-free
1 cup dry white wine (such as chardonnay)
Preparation Instructions:

  1. Place all ingredients into a gallon-sized freezer bag.
  2. Remove as much air as possible and seal bag.
  3. Label bag with the information below, then freeze.
    TIP: If 6–8 servings are just too much for you, either split the recipe between 2 freezer bags or make it all and freeze the leftovers.
    Information for Freezer Bag:
    FRENCH ONION SOUP
    Makes 6–8 servings
    Cooking Time: 7–8 hours Ideal slow-cooker size: 5-qt.
    Needed at Time of Cooking/Serving:
    2 sprigs fresh thyme
    a loaf of French bread, sliced *omit bread or use gluten-free bread to keep this recipe gluten-free
    4 oz. Gruyère cheese, sliced thinly

Instructions:

  1. Thaw bag completely for 24–48 hours or more.
  2. Empty contents of freezer bag into crock along with the 2 sprigs of fresh thyme.
  3. Cover and cook at least for 7–8 hours. Remove the thyme sprigs and bay leaf.
  4. Serve each bowl of soup in an oven-safe bowl and place a slice of bread on top, topped with enough cheese to cover the entire top. Place it in the oven under the broiler for a few minutes, or until the cheese starts to bubble.

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