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Yummy French Onion Soup

What you need: 

4 large sweet onions (or just regular onions), sliced 2 tablespoons margarine 1 teaspoon sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon dried thyme 1/2 tablespoon dried mustard 2-3 tablespoons soy sauce 1/4 cup red wine ( I used Cabernet) 6 cups veggie stock (use a good one!) pepper, to taste

What you do: 

1. Heat margarine in large stockpot over medium heat. Add onions, sugar, and salt. Cook for 1 hour (yes, 1 hour!), stirring frequently. 2. Add thyme, mustard, soy sauce, vegan wine, pepper, and a little more salt. Let vegan wine cook down for a few minutes. 3. Add veggie broth, bring just to a boil, and...its done! Serve with warm vegan french bread.'

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I accidentally got the amounts about right

Well... deliberately right this time.  :)

Attached are some cheat-sheets showing how I did it more easily this time. It's nice having a timer so you don't have to worry about a pot drying out and burnng. The second one is with the cap off, which fogged the place up reasonably quickly.


I can't believe I've been a Canadian for two years, and only made French Onion Soup for the first time today.

I was born a Canuck 44 years ago (but exported to Oz at age 2), & hadn't made FO soup until just now.

I accidentally got the amounts about right because I was backing off the spiciness for my (oz) missus (who adores FO soup) & I used dark grape juice instead of vino so I could cleanly feed it to our kinder (& also for wife's taste), & it turned out excellent!  :D


This recipe is SO delicious! My boyfriend and I made it for Valentine's Day and were VERY happy with it. With the sugar and salt, I used Tablespoons because I didn't see the note until after I started the cooking process. Turned out great anyway :) Best French Onion Soup I've EVER had!


Oooh...  this is the yummy-yum!  Very good recipe - highly recommended!  Has anyone tried freezing it yet?  I'd like to bring a bunch to stick in the freezer at work!


Hmm, this is good (I'm eating it right now). I didn't have mustard powder but added a couple of hot pepper flakes to add the spiciness that the mustard would have added. I also added a teeny bit of basil, a lot more thyme than was asked for it seems, and a dash of hotsauce. I cut the recipe by 4 because I only had one large onion but it ended up being a large amount anyway (it tastes fine with less onion too). Oh, and I added a "slurry" (tsp cornstarch with some water), to make it a bit thicker.
Great recipe!


My god, this was tasty.  I can't believe I've been a Canadian for two years, and only made French Onion Soup for the first time today.  I've missed out, eh.


Definitely 5 stars for this one. I was about to go to the store to see if vegan onion soup existed when I found this recipe. It was so easy and fast and tastes just like the progresso version I ate before I went vegan. I was hungry (and impatient) so I used idioglossia's tip of just carmelizing the onions instead of cooking them for an hour, and it turned out perfect. The onions were a tiny bit crunchy but I didn't mind at all. I used regular yellow onions and for the broth I used '365 Organic' Organic Vegetable broth (the Whole Foods brand). I used regular white wine instead of red. Many thanks for this recipe!


YUM.  Subbed sherry for the wine and basil for thyme... and definitely didn't cook the onions on medium heat for an hour.  I consulted my mother, the french onion soup queen, on that one--she told me to fry until carmelized (in other words, somehwhat brown).  She also suggested basil instead of thyme.  Thanks!


I thought this soup was fanatastic.  My boyfriend and I are both vegetartians, we both have fabulous replacements for all of those nasty things we used to eat, but french onion soup is not something he wanted to touch.  He would say,"I don't want onion soup, because I can't imagine how it would taste without beef stock."  But I thought I would give this one a shot.  He loved it!  I made a huge pot of it and he has been eating it all week.
The measurements on the thyme, and salt dont really matter, just make sure you taste it as you go.  Do be careful with the dried mustard.


This was yummy indeed.  I was a bit skeptical about the spicing and the soy sauce (since traditional french onion soup doesn't have these), but it turned out great.  Will make again.  Great with veganrella!



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