Intoxicating Onion Soup

Intoxicating Onion Soup


"This is a delicious onion soup that uses red wine for liquid - but don't worry, despite its title you'll only be drunk on happiness! This is delicious served with garlic bread. The salt can be reduced, and the wine should have a 0 or 1 sugar code."


45 m servings 421 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 421 kcal
  • 21%
  • Fat:
  • 11 g
  • 17%
  • Carbs:
  • 35.8g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 3.9 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 1311 mg
  • 52%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Melt the butter or margarine in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onions and saute for 10 minutes, or until onions become caramelized. Add the garlic, thyme, salt, brown sugar and 2 cups red wine.
  2. Stir well, bring to a boil and continue to heat until soup has reduced by half. Add the remaining 2 cups red wine and the parsley. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
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  1. 7 Ratings



Yikes. Once the wine reduced by half, I had a taste and decided there was no way this would be edible once the remaining wine was added. So I took the advice of other reviewers and added beef ...

This soup was pretty good. We were a little skeptical at and onions??? We cut it down to two servings, used dried parsley and added half a can of chicken broth. It tasted pretty goo...

It's too strong as written (though it may depend ALOT on which wine you use). I cut it with 2 cups of beef stock (made from oxo cubes) and it was gorgeous.

We did not like it at all. Sorry...

Way too much wine for our tastes as written, bade again with 1 cup of dry Bordeaux, 3 cups of beef stock and 1 cup of water and it was perfect. Love the pure onioniness though!