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Canyon Ranch Spanish Onion Soup


This recipe redo is compliments of The Canyon Ranch Kitchen in Tucson, Arizona.

This Spanish version of Onion Soup is a health alternative to the calorie heavy French Onion soup traditionally made with beef stock and served with croutons and cheese as garnish.  This recipe can be prepared with only one type of stock, if preferred. Due to the rich flavor, chicken stock is ideal. Cook’s note: If your onions are not very “sweet”, add a pinch of sugar to this recipe.


  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced yellow onion
  • 1/2 cup sliced red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped shallots
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 1 teaspoon cane sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 3/4 cups Chicken Stock
  • 1 3/4 cups Vegetable Stock
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon unsalted butter
  • 2 corn tortillas, thinly sliced

Directions (Heading 4):

  • Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-low and add onions. Cook until onions are browned and caramelized, about 5 minutes. Add shallots and garlic and cook until shallots are translucent. Add wine and simmer until wine is reduced by 1/2. Add cane sugar, flour and thyme and simmer briefly.
  • Add chicken stock, vegetable stock and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 to 40 minutes. Add salt, pepper and butter.
  • Preheat oven to 375°. Lightly coat a sheet pan with canola oil. Place tortilla strips on sheet pan and sprinkle with paprika. Bake in oven until crisp, about 5 minutes.

To Serve: Serve 3/4 cup soup and garnish with tortilla strips.

Nutritional Information:

Makes 8 (3/4-cup) servings, each containing approximately:
80 calories; 12 gm. carbohydrate; 2 gm. fat; 6 mg. cholesterol; 3 gm. protein; 213 mg. sodium; 2 gm. Fiber

Author: Debra K

I believe we all have the right to enjoy incredible looking and tasting cuisine.

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