Sunday, March 7

Soup on Sunday: Caramelized Onion Mushroom

3 tablespoons butter
2 pounds onions, halved, thinly sliced
3-4 fresh thyme sprigs
2 pounds portobello mushrooms, stemmed and sliced
3 tablespoons Cognac
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
4 garlic cloves, minced
8 cups beef stock
1 cup dry white wine
1-inch-thick slices French-bread baguette, toasted
8 ounces soft fresh goat cheese, room temperature

Melt 1 tablespoon butter in heavy large pot over high heat. Add onions and thyme; sauté until onions begin to soften, about 8 minutes. Reduce heat to low; cook until onions are caramelized, stirring occasionally, about 20 minutes. Transfer onion mixture to medium bowl.

Melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter in same pot over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms; sauté until soft, about 12 minutes. Add Cognac, balsamic vinegar and garlic; stir 20 seconds. Stir in onion mixture, then broth and wine. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer until onions are very tender, about 45 minutes. Discard thyme sprigs. Season soup with salt and pepper.

Preheat broiler. Place baguette slices on large baking sheet. Spread goat cheese on baguette slices, dividing equally. Broil goat cheese croutons until cheese begins to brown in spots, about 30 seconds. Divide soup among 6 bowls. Top with croutons and serve.

Image via Misspfui


Gwen Driscoll said...


This looks delicious. I'll be trying it soon. Hope you are well.

Francine Gardner said...

I love your soup on sundays....this one sounds DIVINE!!! Francine

TSL said...

This looks amazing. I will change plans today and prepare this! TYR!

mary said...

Love this recipe. Your "Soup on Sundays" series has inspired me to make home-made organic soups at least once a week. My whole body feels great after living on soup for a day. Thanks for the inspiration.

JeanMarie said...

Sounds perfect for Oscar viewing. Love the Soup Sunday series. Thanks

a lovely being said...

This recipe is perfect for the soggy weather that we're experiencing in Chicago right now. I think I need to make this for dinner tonight.. thanks for sharing!
XO fallon

Amanda Teal said...

This looks delicious!


It sounds so yummy!!

pve design said...

I am addicted to your weekly soups. Do you have or need a fabulous fish chowder recipe? I have one that a dear Grande Dame taught me how to make. I would love to share it with you.

Susan Dench said...

I love any sort of onion soup - I wouldn't have thought to add balsamic vinegar so I am going to give this a try! Thanks for sharing!

Andrika King said...

My mouth is watering! I can't wait to try this one!

Color and Style said...

I love onion soup and will definitely make this one next week
Thanks for sharing

Jeanne Henriques said...

Always look forward to your Sunday Soups...this looks wonderful!
Jeanne :)