Onion, sliced thin or small diced -- 32 oz.
Water, hot -- 64 ounces
Butter, unsalted -- 2 oz.
Thyme, fresh, sprig -- 3 each
Garlic, peeled, whole -- 2 each
French bread, sliced thin, toasted -- 5 slices
Gruyere cheese, mild, shredded -- 13 oz.
Minor's Gluten Free Beef Base made with Natural Ingredients 6 x 1 pound -- 2.5 oz.
In a heavy bottom pan, melt butter. Add onions, thyme and garlic. Sauté, stirring frequently, until they turn a rich brown color, approximately 25 minutes. Once onions are brown, remove thyme stems and whole garlic cloves.
Add water and Beef Base to onions. Heat to boiling; stirring frequently. Reduce heat and gently simmer for 5 minutes. Seasoning to taste.
For service: Portion 6-1/2 oz. soup into heavy bowl. Place 2 slices of toasted french bread on top of soup (to float like a raft), and then place 2 oz. of cheese on top of bread. Place bowl of soup under a broiler until cheese is melted. Serve hot.