FRUGALLY QUICK FRENCH ONION

I love cooking and recipes that don’t take a lot of effort but provide a great taste–these become my favorite.  With a family, cooking makes great sense so you can monitor what foods are going in and what ingredients are being used.  I have used this with success over and over and the cost rocks, under $5 even less to prepare this!

I love when I can toss a recipe together and it tastes great. Everyday seems to bring a new challenge from being a mommy or from work so I have to always have a plethora of recipes and ingredients in the house that I can grab from in order to create a masterfully skilled easy dinner(that was a mouthful!)

When I am in the frozen section, I often grab bags of frozen veggies, they are so convenient for any kind of meal, but my most recent infatuation has been with frozen ALREADY chopped Onions. I love this concept, no skinning an onion, no stinky fingers, no eyes crying, just ready to use in ANY recipe! Here is how I made Frozen Onions work for my busy day.

Diced Onions

Diced Frozen Onions

The brand is not relevant, you can purchase any brand of frozen onions, it is the convenience.

PITTSBURGH FRUGAL FRENCH ONION SOUP

3 Tbsp Margarine
1 Large Box of either Veggie Stock or Beef Stock(whichever you prefer)
1 1/2 cups of water
2 bags of frozen onions
Cheese shred ( we used asiago, muenster and jarlsberg)(you can use anything you have in the fridge)
Old bread, pre-baked into hard bread cubes (leave nothing to waste in the house)
(I used a pressure cooker and was done in 10 minutes you can use a pot just expect about 1 hour on medium)

Onions turning translucent

Onions turning translucent

Simply, melt the margarine(or butter) in pot, add the onions, simmer for a bit(until translucent). Add the water, broth and put the lid on. My pressure cooker took 10 minutes and I was done. When it comes out, simply add to a bowl, add about 5 larges cubes of bread cube and a good handful of grated cheese, and serve.

my bread crumbs

my breadcrumbs from older bread

It was an excellent meal and the cost was outstanding! ( onions are a cheap frozen veggie) The whole meal prepared was under $5. You can use any cheese you want in the soup, these were cheeses we had on hand, so I did not even count that into the expense of the meal. This is a great way to use up all those little pieces you might have lying in the cheese drawer.

 

Manga bene ~ Pittsburgh Frugal Mom

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. Yum this looks great

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