Bourbon Stout French Onion Soup is made Bourbon Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout. It’s rich and smooth with french baguette croutons and topped with melted gruyere cheese.
It’s coming to the end of National Soup Month, so why wouldn’t you want to get a little out of control?
I get it that everyone is trying to make a fresh start, eat healthy, and exercise, but let’s just take a break. It won’t kill you to indulge in some Bourbon Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout caramelized onions, deglazed and simmered with more of the same stout beer and a bit of beef consomme for extra richness. It would be a shame not to drop in some baguettes then smother the top with gruyere cheese and broil in the oven until it’s golden, gooey, and bubbly. Then grab a beer, curl up by the fireplace, and faceplant into some warm, cheesy soup.
Go ahead. You know you deserve it. You can have a salad tomorrow.
Bourbon Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout French Onion Soup
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 3 onions halved, peeled, and thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup Russian Imperial Stout or other stout beer
- 1 10.5 ounce can beef consomme
- 4 cups beef stock
- 4 slices baguette
- 1/2 pound gruyere or swiss cheese shredded
Melt butter over medium high heat
Add onions, toss to coat, cover and steam for 4 - 5 minutes
Uncover onions and add beer, reduce heat to medium-low and cook about another 20 minutes or until softened, stirring occasionally
Add consomme and beef stock, stir to combine
Bring to boil, reduce to simmer and cook another 20 minutes
Transfer soup to 2 large oven-safe serving bowls, top each with 2 slices of bread then with as much cheese as desired
Broil for 4 - 5 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly
- I used Monstro Russian Imperial Stout from NoDa Brewing Company here in Charlotte
- This recipe will make 2 large entree servings or 4 small side dish servings
- Use as much or as little cheese as you want
- Be careful when serving because these are finished in the oven and the bowls will be hot
David @ Spiced
Oh man, stout-glazed caramelized onions? You’ve got my attention, Rachelle! I would love to curl up on the couch with a bowl of this soup. And a beer. Coincidentally, I spent yesterday morning shoveling 3″ of ice/sleet out of my driveway. That means it’s all clear for you to bring a nice hot batch of this soup up! 🙂
Dawn - Girl Heart Food
Um, YES! These sounds fantastic and looks even better! And who can resist caramelized onions, beer, bread and cheese….together?? Certainly not me! GIMME!
How rich and delicious! This is the soup I need on a snowy and windy day like today. And all that cheesy goodness!
Keri @ Fashionable Foods
YUM! I totally have to make this for my hubs.. he loves french onion soup (and beer..and cheese!). Perfect cold weather comfort food!
Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen
Woah! Stout-glazed caramelized onions sound super yummy. What a stunning, rich and delicious looking French onion soup. Perfect for this cold weather
This soups sounds and looks amazing ! Need to try it this winter!
Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
Lucky for me I don’t do resolutions. I make one goal every new year – be the best version of me I can possibly be. And I’m thinking the best version of me needs this freakin’ fabulous french onion soup! Seriously, Rach, send napkins because I’m DROOLING! Beer in my french onion soup?! YES please!! Pinned! Cheers, lovely! xo
Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
One of my favorite soups EVER Rachelle! I bet the stout beer gives it great flavor! On my list my friend!
Beer in my French onion soup and beer in my glass? I like the way you roll my friend! This sounds absolutely delicious!!
Megan @ MegUnprocessed
This is such a flavorful soup.
Erin @ The Speckled Palate
Umm, I adore EVERYTHING about this soup! So flavorful! And I’d love to sip on that bourbon barrel aged beer, too! YUM.
All That I'm Eating
Love this take on the classic French onion soup; I could jump right in!
This type of soup smells STUPID GOOD. STUPID GOOD I tell you !! Although wait, YOU MADE IT – so you should know this already lol!
the soup sounds amazing Rachelle!
karrie @ Tasty Ever After
What’s this business with making a fresh start, eating healthy, and exercising? I must have missed that memo! lol! That stout looks unbelievable! J’s favorite soup is french onion and he would love your version. I’ll have to surprise him and make it soon 🙂
I didn’t think there was a way to make french onion soup even more amazing, but you did! This looks delicious!
Soup is all I’m craving now! This looks insanely flavorful! Love the stout in here! I’m diving in! 🙂
Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop
I love french onion soup so this is perfect for me! 🙂 My family doesn’t really care for it, but that just means I get to eat it all! YES!!!