Sunday, February 21, 2010

This Week's Healthy Recipe

I don't usually think of soup as a meal but this one is really good and surprisingly filling. With the beef broth, Worcestershire sauce and Parmesan cheese, it tastes really hardy and delicious. This is another weight watchers recipe and has 6 points for a 1 and a half cup serving.

French Onion Soup

2 medium onion(s), thinly sliced
4 Tbsp dry sherry, or nonalcoholic wine
4 cup(s) fat-free beef broth
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
4 slice(s) French bread
2 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese, such as Parmigiano-Reggiano

Preheat oven to 350ºF. In a large saucepan, combine onions and sherry; sauté until onions are tender, about 6 minutes.

Add broth and Worcestershire sauce. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, cover and simmer for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, toast bread in oven until golden brown.

Place one piece of toast into each of four bowls. Divide soup among bowls and top each with 1/2 tablespoon of grated cheese. Yields about 1 1/2 cups per serving.

This is so quick and simple that there is no need for any make ahead steps. You could slice the onions ahead of time but I find that stinks up my kitchen. If you really want to save some time on your week night, make this on the weekend and serve it up any night of the week. Here's how it turned out in my kitchen.

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