Total Recipe Time: 25 to 30 minutes
Makes 4 servings
1 pound Ground Beef
2 cans (10-1/2 ounces each) condensed French onion soup
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
4 slices Swiss cheese
4 slices French bread, cut 1-inch thick
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INSTRUCTIONS FOR BEEFY FRENCH ONION SOUP
Heat large saucepan or nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add Ground Beef; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into 3/4-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally. Remove from saucepan with slotted spoon; pour off drippings. Return beef to saucepan.
Add soup and amount of water according to soup can directions. Stir in thyme; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes to blend flavors, stirring occasionally.
Cut cheese to fit bread slices; top bread with cheese. Place bread slices on rack in broiler pan so surface of bread is 3 to 4 inches from heat. Broil 1 to 2 minutes or until bread is toasted and cheese is melted and golden brown.
Evenly ladle soup into 4 bowls. Top each bowl with 1 bread slice.
Test Kitchen Tips
Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed Ground Beef. Ground Beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F. Color is not a reliable indicator of Ground Beef doneness.