Onions were on sale a few weeks ago here for 98 cents for a 3 lb. bag. I had French Onion Soup on my mind after seeing the recipe so I thought I would give it a whirl. I made two batches since it seemed pretty easy and I had gotten 6 lbs of onions.
French Onion Soup8 cups onions, sliced 1/4 inch (3 lb bag)
1 Tbsp olive oil - for sauteing
1 1/2 cups water
1/2 cup red wine (Oak Leaf Cabernet Sauvignon)
8 cups beef broth/stock
1/2 tsp. thyme
1/2 tsp. black pepper
Preparation: Fill pressure caner with 2 to 3 inches of water and place rack at the bottom. Follow the instructions that came with your specific canner for adding amount of water. Begin heating the water in the bottom of the canner with the lid off.
Soup preparation: In a large frying pan saute the onions in batches using olive oil and adding just enough for them not to burn.
Prepare 6 pint jars. Place your canning funnel on the jar and using tongs add onion to each jar. Fill each jar loosely about half way. Dividing the onion evenly between the 6 jars.
Processing: Make sure your canning water has come to a simmer and place the jars in the pressure canner. Lock down lid and process pints for 60 minutes and quarts for 75 minutes at 10 lbs pressure. Adjust pressure according for your altitude.
Makes 6 pints
NOTE: I made this twice and I got 7 pints each time.
Heating instructions: Warm soup in sauce pan, ladle into crock or oven safe bowl, float a nice crusty bread (french is preferred in my home) and top with shredded a mix of farmers and gruyere cheese. Place in preheated oven set on broil. Allow cheese to melt and lightly brown. Serve immediately.
Original recipe from sbcanning