When I discovered that you can make caramelized onions in the slow cooker with no stirring and virtually no work, it was only a small step from there to French onion soup. A few weeks ago we walked through the classic, Julia-informed way to make this bistro favorite. But you know what? Now that I know how to make it in the slow cooker, I'm probably never going back.
Here's a step-by-step recipe for blissfully delicious French onion soup made from start to finish in the slow cooker. Well, right up until the cheesy toast. You still need the oven for that, but with soup this easy, what's a little broiling at the end?