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Beefy French onion soup recipe: Easy to make, great for low-carb diets

Try this beefy French onion soup for low carb eating plans such as the Dukan Diet.
Beth McIntire

This delicious beefy French onion soup recipe is easy to throw together with any inexpensive beef you might have found on sale or already have in your freezer. Be sure to thaw frozen beef before beginning the recipe. I prefer to use Vidalia or other sweet onions, but any large, yellow onions will do.

Those who don't follow a low carb eating plan can add some French bread or croutons prior to sprinkling the cheese at the end, for a more traditional French onion soup.

In place of the beef broth, I use concentrated beef stock purchased from BJ's and mixed with water. You can find concentrated beef stock in a jar in the soup section of most grocery stores. I find it easier to keep a small jar of beef stock on hand than to regularly buy cans of broth.

Ingredients Beth McIntire


  • 2-3 lb beef roast or London broil, fat trimmed
  • 3 large yellow onions, sliced
  • 1/4 cup red wine
  • 6 cups beef broth or stock
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • salt and pepper
  • Velveeta shreds, queso blanco or mozzarella flavor (white)
Instructions Beth McIntire


  1. Season the meat with salt and pepper.
  2. Spray a dutch oven with cooking oil and brown all sides of the roast over medium heat.
  3. After the meat finishes browning, add the onions and cook until they're soft, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add the wine and cook for another 5 minutes.
  5. Add the broth and thyme and bring to a boil.
  6. Turn down the heat to low and simmer for 2 hours.
  7. Halfway through the cooking time, cut the meat into four pieces and season with a bit more salt and pepper.
Enjoy! Beth McIntire


To serve, chop the meat into small pieces and spoon meat, onions and broth into bowls, then sprinkle with cheese.

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