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French Onion Soup

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1-1/2 pounds sliced onions
1/2 cup butter
2 cans (10-1/2 ounces each) beef broth
2-1/2 cups water
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
8 slices French bread
2 cups shredded Swiss cheese


In a saucepan, cook onions in butter for 25 minutes. Stir in broth, water and Worcestershire sauce. Heat to boil. Place French bread slices on a greased baking sheet. Broil 1 to 2 minutes per side. Sprinkle with cheese and broil for 1 minute. Pour soup into bowls and top with a piece of cheese topped French bread.

Joan Luxmore

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