Tuesday, March 9, 2010

WALKABOUT ONION SOUP (Outback Steakhouse)

2 T butter
2 c thinly sliced sweet yellow onions
3 T butter
4 T flour
¼ t salt
1 ½ c milk
1 (15 oz) can chicken broth
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp freshly-ground pepper
2 chicken bouillon cubes (low sodium)
1/3 cup shredded cheddar (or velveeta)
shredded Cheddar cheese (for garnish)

Place 2T butter and sliced onions In a 2-quart saucepan. Cook over low to medium heat stirring frequently until soft and clear but not brown.

In a med saucepan melt butter and add flour, cook on medium heat until the flour turns thick. Pour in milk, a little at a time, and stir constantly, add salt. Mixture should thicken and become like thick pudding. Remember to stir constantly, taking care not to let mixture lump. Remove from heat and set aside.

To the onions add chicken broth, chicken bouillon cubes, salt and pepper. Stir until completely heated through. Add white sauce and cheese. Simmer on medium low heat until the cheese is melted and all ingredients are blended, stirring constantly. Let cook on low for additional 30 to 45 minutes.

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