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Beefy French Onion Soup

Beefy French Onion SoupBusy day? Here's a quick and easy, great-tasting ground beef spin-off of a restaurant classic. Recipe courtesy of The Beef Checkoff.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 pound 80% ground beef
2 (10.5-ounce) cans condensed French onion soup
1/2 teaspoon dried leaf thyme leaves
4 slices Swiss cheese
4 slices French bread, cut 1-inch thick

Cooking Directions:

  1. Heat large saucepan or nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add ground beef; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into 3/4-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally. Remove from saucepan with slotted spoon; pour off drippings. Return beef to saucepan.
  2. Add soup and amount of water according to soup can directions. Stir in thyme; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 5 min. to blend flavors, stirring occasionally.
  3. Cut cheese to fit bread slices; top bread with cheese. Place bread slices on rack in broiler pan so surface of bread is 3 to 4-inches from heat. Broil 1 to 2 minutes or until bread is toasted and cheese is melted and golden brown.
  4. Evenly ladle soup into 4 bowls. Top each bowl with 1 bread slice.

Makes 4 servings.

Test Kitchen Tips:

  • Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed ground beef.
  • Ground beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F (71.1°C).
  • Color is not a reliable indicator of ground beef doneness.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories: 433; Total Fat: 23g; Saturated Fat: 10g; Cholesterol: 100mg; Total Carbs: 22g; Fiber: 2g; Protein: 33g; Sodium: 1447mg.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of The Beef Checkoff.