Easy Recipe for Crockpot French Onion Soup

recipe for french onion soup in the crock pot

The weather is starting to get warmer, but that doesn’t mean that we have to give up on soup (one of my favorite foods). Once Spring hits, my crockpot is practically a permanent fixture on my counters because it lets me cook so many things (like my crockpot pepper steak recipe) without raising the temperature in the house house (and the house just smells yummy)

French Onion soup is one of my favorite soups and it really is pretty good for you if you skip melted cheese (I actually prefer it now without all the cheese on top these days, but you are welcome to melt some mozzarella on top of yours! I do still top it with a baguette slice). This recipe for french onion Soup in crock pot is just so easy to make and takes just about 10 – 15 minutes to get everything ready!

To make this crockpot French Onion soup, you will need:

Ingredients:

crockpot french onion soup ingredients

3 sliced Onions (use large yellow or Vidalia onions)
1/4 cup Butter
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp Sugar
1 tbsp Brown Sugar
1 tsp minced Garlic
64 oz Beef Broth
1/2 tsp Thyme
1 Bay Leaf

Making it is easy!

First you want to cook up your onions to release their sweetness. Melt your butter in large skillet over medium heat.

Add onions and sugar to pan and cook until light brown in color.

cooked onions for french onion soup

Get a piece of cheesecloth and add thyme and bay leaf and tie up with string to create a bouquet garni (this will allow the flavor of the herbs to get in to your soup, but also make them easier to pull out later)

crockpot french onion soup cooking

Place all ingredients in slow cooker and cook on low for 7-9 hours.

Remove cheesecloth and serve!  If desired, top with a baguette slice and cheese.

Enjoy!

You might want to try these other crockpot recipes:

Easy Recipe for Crockpot French Onion Soup

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 8 hours

Total Time: 8 hours, 15 minutes

Easy Recipe for Crockpot French Onion Soup

Ingredients

  • 3 sliced Onions (use large yellow or Vidalia onions)
  • 1/4 cup Butter
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp minced Garlic
  • 64 oz Beef Broth
  • 1/2 tsp Thyme
  • 1 Bay Leaf

Instructions

  1. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add onions and sugar to pan and cook over medium heat until onions light brown in color.
  3. Get a piece of cheesecloth and add thyme and bay leaf and tie up with string to create a bouquet garni.
  4. Place all ingredients in slow cooker.
  5. Cook on low for 7-9 hours.

Notes

Top with baguette slices and cheese if desired (but it is delicious without it)

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How To Green Your Laundry Routine

How to Green Your Laundry Routine and Save Money

Laundry is one of the biggest ways we impact our environment. There are chemicals leached into our water supplies that are potentially damaging, running the machines themselves are often huge drains on our energy resources and the amount that we do each week really can make this all add up. If you are trying to get more eco-friendly, starting with your laundry routine is one of the best ways to make a big impact. Here are some tips for greening your laundry routine.

How to Green Your Laundry Routine

Don’t automatically think you need to replace your appliances. Sure, there are eco-friendly versions out now that use less power, but throwing out your old machine may be damaging as well since it adds to the waste and some of the really old machines contain mercury. If you really want to get an energy efficient model, make sure to donate your working model or sell it to someone who won’t just be trashing it.

Use the weather to your advantage. Before the days of dryers, people hung their laundry to dry. On the warm summer days, do this and you won’t even have to turn on your dryer for most of the season. If you belong to a homeowners association that won’t allow a clothesline (like I do), you can still buy some inexpensive drying racks and dry as much as possible on your back porch or deck. Who doesn’t love how great clothes smell that come off the line?

Start making your own laundry soaps. You can make it with some naturally derived ingredients that are also very low cost to boot! Look for recipes on Pinterest for your best bets. I will be making my own soon (just need to go through what I have now), but you can also try my simple homemade fabric softener recipe!

Stop using dryer sheets. They are wasteful, hard on our environment and full of chemicals! Instead, if it is the scent you are craving, use an old rag, put some essential oil on it and toss it into each load that you dry for a great clean scent! Lavender oil is great for this!

Don’t use hot or warm to wash your clothes. Unless your clothing items are heavily soiled, there really is no need to use the heated water. Cold water washes just fine and as an added bonus, you will see less running of colors as well. This one is a little harder for me since I have 3 kids and they generate plenty of stains, but I will at least stick to only warm water loads. I only do hot water about once a month when I give their socks the “serious treatment”.

Stop doing small loads. Only do a load if it will be full. If not, you are wasting water, soap, electricity and time.

Wash some things by hand. You would be amazed at how clean you can get things when you wash them by hand. Rather than throwing things like greasy shirts, or jeans in the wash, do them by hand. You will find that they hold up better as well. Things like bras and other delicates often need to be hand washed in order to maintain their shape. You will use less water and no electricity if you do things this way!

Stop being so “wash happy”. Most things we wear, other than work clothes, undies and socks, can be worn more than once before needing to be washed. In fact, it is often recommended that you don’t wash things like jeans every time you wear them to make them last longer. So not only will you be doing less laundry, but you will also be saving money by not having to replace things as often.

Do you have any other tips for how to green your laundry routine?

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