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Traditional French onion soup scared me! So many ingredients, so complicated, and so time consuming! Or maybe, for some odd reason, youre out of booze! Well I have a solution, and it is, if I do say so myself, delicious.<br><br>
Makes enough for two, and is 100% vegan!<br><br>
You will need:<br><br>
1 large white or red onion<br><br>
1.5 cups of water<br><br>
1tbs brown miso<br><br>
1tsp lemon juice<br><br>
1/2 bag of Gardien Beefless Tips<br><br>
salt<br><br>
1/2 tsp garlic powder or to taste<br><br>
1/2 tsp pepper or to taste<br><br>
oil<br><br>
Ok kiddos! Ready to cook?<br><br>
Crank a small pot up to medium high heat, with just enough oil to barely cover the bottom<br><br>
Either slice your onion super thin, or be lazy like me and use a mandolin.<br><br>
Now here comes the most time consuming part. Slight caramelization of the onions. Add your onions to the oil and stir. Add just a small pinch of salt. You just 'gotta cook them down stirring frequently until theyre super tender and have begun to brown ever so slightly. You may need to reduce the heat slightly to prevent burning. Taste one, it should be sweet and tender.<br><br>
Add your water, and everything except the "beef".<br><br>
Mix well, you dont want to get a glob of miso. No bueno.<br><br>
Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium and let the whole thing simmer for about five minutes.<br><br>
Add the "beef", cover the pot, and let it go for about ten minutes.<br><br>
Remove the beef if you want, its let out all its flavor and is probably mushy. No biggie, all its flavor is in that delicious onion party!<br><br>
Youre all done! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"> I like to garnish with a piece of garlicy fried bread and chopped chives. You could add some melted soy mozzarella if you like too.
 

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That sounds good! I've never had French Onion soup and this sounds like a good easy way to start <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/lick.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lick:">
 

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I've always loved french onion soup so I will definitely try this when I have a chance<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 
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