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Cafe Terra Cotta Creamy Oaxacan Sweet Onion Soup

If you like French Onion soup, give this southwestern flavored dish a try.
Course Soup
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Onion Soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 352kcal
Author Stephanie Manley


  • 2 large Yellow onions halved, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/16 cup chopped garlic
  • 1/8 cup sherry
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 quart Chicken stock
  • 3 Oaxaca chilies* --- Chile pasilla (Or substitute drained canned chipotle chilies in adobo sauce or dried chipotle chilies.)
  • 1/4 quart heavy cream
  • 1/4 pound shredded white Cheddar cheese
  • 1 diced poblano pepper
  • salt to taste

Garnish - Blue Cheese Croutons

  • Garnish: Blue Cheese Croutons
  • 1/2 Baguette sliced
  • 1 ounce Blue cheese
  • 1/8 cup sliced sauteed


  • Sauté onions in butter until tender. Add garlic and sherry. Stir in flour and cook 1 minute. Add chicken stock and Oaxaca chilies; bring to boil. Simmer 30 minutes. Discard chilies. Add cream, cheese and diced poblano chilies. Simmer 5 minutes. Adjust salt if necessary. For Garnish: Spread baguette slices with blue cheese and warm. For Each Serving: Float a baguette slice in center of each soup bowl. Heap a couple of sautéed onion slices on baguette.


Calories: 352kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 473mg | Potassium: 321mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 995IU | Vitamin C: 39.8mg | Calcium: 172mg | Iron: 1.3mg
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