German Style French Onion Soup
Makes I large pot of Soup, about 3 qts
3 lbs beef :
6 large onions, about 6 lbs ( Varied types Spanish, Sweet and White)
1 gallon water
1. I collected some cuts of meat when I saw them on sale. You can use any kind of beef, but the best is meat from the shank and short rib. I found some stew meat also. I have used sirloin and was disappointed. It was dry and pretty tasteless.
2. Heat the oill in a Dutch oven and brown the meat. When browned on all sides reserve meat to a dish. Reserve the oil and rendered beef fat in the pot.
3. A variety of onions makes a better soup. I used Brown or Spanish onion, Sweet Malaysian Onion and White Onion. Peel, halve, and slice the onions into strips.Simmer the onion with the season salt in the Dutch oven with the drippings of the beef.
4. Add the meat back into the pot. Add the water or use beef or Chicken stock to the pot. Add the wine if you like 1 to 2 cups.
5.Simmer for 1 to 2 hours till the meat is fork tender.
6.To serve the soup first cut the meat off the shank, cut into pieces.