My husband wanted to have Salisbury Steak for dinner and the recipe I found called for a can of condensed French Onion Soup.....at the store the price is OUTRAGEOUS for a single can not to mention all the added junk on the ingredient list! I set out to make a copy and this turned out quite well in my opinion....just be aware that the color wont be a rich brown like the store bought version....simply because of the lack of added "caramel coloring".
1 small onion(about 1/2 cup chopped)
1 TB olive oil
1 TB Molasses
2 beef bullion cubes
3/4 cup boiling water
2 TB cornstarch
1/4 cup COLD water
In a medium sauce pan heat oil and molasses over medium heat. Add onions and sautee for 5-7 minutes until the onions are soft and sticky.
Dissolve bullion cubes in boiling water
Dissolve cornstarch in cold water
Add to onion mixture
Season with salt and pepper to taste
Recommended 1 TB dried cheddar cheese powder if available! (this is an ingredient in the store version, but IMO it does not really make or break the soup, it does, however, give it a certain "something")
Bring it all to a boil and stir until thickened.
Nutritional Info-entire recipe-LINK