Slow Cooker French Leek Soup

Slow Cooker French Leek Soup
 
Author: Canadian Living
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  • Slow Cooker French Leek Soup
  • We’ve swapped beef broth for chicken broth and onions for tender leeks but kept all the flavour in this lighter version of classic French onion soup. When you get home, just toast the baguette, broil the cheese and enjoy!
  • By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen
  • Source: Canadian Living Magazine: November 2014
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  • Prep time 25 minutes
  • Total time 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Portion size 8 to 10 servings
  • Ingredients
  • 6 leeks, (white and light green parts only),halved lengthwise and thinly sliced crosswise
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) butter, melted
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) sodium-reduced soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) white wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) each salt and pepper
  • 1 pkg (900 mL) sodium-reduced chicken broth
  • 16 slices (1/2-inch/1 cm thick) baguette
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) shredded Gruyère cheese
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) chopped fresh parsle
Instructions
  1. In slow cooker, combine leeks, butter, thyme, soy sauce, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper; stir in broth and 3 cups water. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.
  2. Arrange baguette slices on baking sheet; broil, turning once, until golden brown, about 2 minutes.
  3. Stir Gruyère cheese with parsley. Place ovenproof soup bowls on baking sheet; ladle soup into bowls. Top each bowl with 2 baguette slices; sprinkle cheese mixture over top. Broil until cheese is bubbly and golden, about 2 minutes.
 

 

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